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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

We’re kicking off the week with some key reports about: OnlyFans creators saying they haven’t been paid in a month, Mark Zuckerberg getting roasted for announcing Metaverse avatars will have legs soon, a viral video of a woman confronting someone who ate her UberEats order, and how the far-right is reacting to the recent Alex Jones verdict. 

After that, our Tech Reporter Mikael has his weekly “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. 

See you on the internet! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘If I didn’t have savings I’d be screwed’: OnlyFans creators say they haven’t been paid in a month

Canadian OnlyFans creators say they haven’t been paid by the site since September. 


‘Legs are coming soon!’: Zuckerberg roasted for big new addition to metaverse avatars

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is being roasted online after announcing that its virtual reality (VR) avatars will soon have legs.


Woman confronts apartment doorman who ate her UberEats order

In a video surmounting 1.5 million views, a TikToker shared how she confronted her apartment complex’s doorman for eating a slice of her pizza. 


The far-right is in a panic after Alex Jones verdict shows they can’t lie with impunity

While many celebrated Jones being held accountable for lying about bereaved families and their lost loved ones, some of the worst people on the internet had the opposite reaction.


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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

By Mikael Thalen

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Conspiracy theories explode after green screen photo of Zelenskyy resurfaces

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Mondays our Tech Reporter Mikael Thalen debunks the most wild conspiracy theories swirling around the web in his “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

⏰ A recent video documenting an employee telling a customer to “come back in 5 or 10 minutes” reignited the debate on why there aren’t enough people working to keep up with demand—or if that’s even the case at all. 

🍗 A DoorDash driver claimed that KFC workers hid in the back office so that they wouldn’t have to serve anyone an hour before closing time.

🏋️‍♀️ If you have a gym membership and think you’re getting away with not utilizing it—think again. 

🍎 A man on TikTok filmed an interaction he had during a date, on which the woman appears to shame him for choosing Applebee’s as a date location.

☕ Are “medicine balls” the most dramatic Starbucks drink

🍺 The revolution is here, and it’s non-alcoholic. Here are the best non-alcoholic beers for guilt-free nightcaps and pain-free mornings.* 

🌐 Meet the users fighting NFT-based hate speech on the new internet.

😲 A worker on TikTok says she has only been fired from a job once—and it was because she was pregnant, she alleges.

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👋 Before you go

A woman recorded a Tim Hortons drive-thru worker refusing to let her buy coffee for an unhoused man.

The video was uploaded to TikTok and amassed 2 million views in just 24 hours.

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