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The weekend update: USPS fancams, Genghis Khan’s cancelation, and Annabelle’s great faux escape

Here's what you may have missed.

Aug 17, 2020, 6:21 am*

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Eilish O'Sullivan

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An anti-mask Karen called a store cashier an "a**hole." His NSFW comeback will likely leave your jaw on the floor. Here's what else caught our attention this weekend:

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  • USPS Fancams Have Arrived
  • No, InfoWars’ Millie Weaver Was Not Arrested for ‘Exposing’ the ‘Deep State’ 
  • Police Used Facial Recognition To Find, Besiege Black Lives Matter Activist at His Home

With the future of the USPS seemingly at stake, teens began creating fancams featuring clips of postal workers to defend and pay tribute to the agency. One teen’s iridescent fancam, set to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP,” was particularly a hit this weekend. The Lincoln Project is now being accused of “stealing from teenagers” after posting that teen’s fancam, apparently as its own, with a more G-rated song and nearly identical caption. 

In other news only fit for the year 2020, the Annabelle doll keeper on Friday was forced to debunk a viral rumor that the “haunted” artifact was on the loose after escaping from the museum where she was being held. The rumor was started thanks to an upcoming Annabelle Wallis movie and fueled by a Wikipedia page edit. While Twitter memes were imagining Annabelle living her best life on a beach somewhere tropical, the internet wasn’t as kind to Genghis Khan, who was canceled over the weekend. 

Read why Twitter threw a “Genghis Khan is over party” here and catch up on more below. 

—Eilish O’Sullivan, news wire editor

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No, InfoWars’ Millie Weaver Was Not Arrested for ‘Exposing’ the ‘Deep State’

InfoWars reporter Millicent “Millie” Weaver was arrested on Friday, and, despite conspiracy theories that claim she was arrested for “exposing” an alleged “deep state,” she has been charged with legitimate alleged crimes. When speaking to the Daily Dot via phone Saturday morning, a Portage County Jail administrator said that Weaver is being charged with alleged “robbery, tampering with evidence, obstruction justice, and domestic violence.”

Read the full story here.

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Police Used Facial Recognition To Find, Besiege Black Lives Matter Activist at His Home 

The New York Police Department (NYPD) used facial recognition technology as part of an investigation into a Black Lives Matter activist prior to surrounding his home. Civil liberties advocates are now pushing back given that the NYPD had previously claimed that facial recognition technology would only be used in serious crimes such as robberies and shootings. 

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—Mikael Thalen, contributing writer

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*First Published: Aug 17, 2020, 3:00 am