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Hello fellow citizens of the Internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web crawlr.
Us top stories today are about: How a 6 year old cat meme makes a car body shop explode online, a Walmart customer says they overpaid”for nothing,” A deepfake of President Biden explaining World War III dividing experts, and how interest groups are strongly against against a bill that would allow the president to ban TikTok.
Then we have aProblematic on TikTokcolumn of our IRL Reporter Tricia.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s Top Stories
A 6-year-old cat meme helped a Florida auto repair shop go viral on TikTok
Clancy’s Auto Body Shop, a Fort Lauderdale company that has been around for nearly two decades, currently explodes online-all thanks to a cat meme.
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‘Walmart’s Scammers’: Customer Says They Were Charged $200 ‘For Nothing’
A man says his grandmother was overloaded at Walmart by hundreds of dollars, and viewers were struggling to find out what happened.
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🎭 DEEP FAKES
AI-generated video of Biden declaring World War III, with draft split experts coming back
Experts are divided about whether it is a dangerous misuse of technology or a concrete example of how to handle the medium responsibly.
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GOP’s new TikTok bill is meeting strong resistance from leading tech advocacy groups
Technology advocacy groups vehemently opposed to a bill who fell out Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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😬 Problematic on TikTok
By Tricia Crimmins
No, a TikTok palm reading filter cannot tell you if you are sick
In every edition of web_crawlr, we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesday, our IRL reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe at her”Problematic on TikTokcolumn. If you want to read this kind of column before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily dose of internet culture delivered straight to your inbox.
🕸️ Crawling on the web
This is what else is happening on the internet.
🐕 A viral TikTok shows a service dog owner being ridiculed in public for her dog’s tail die red and green.
🎁 A woman says she has that now left her job after a An HR case has been filed against her for a simple invitation for her birthday partywhich she shared with a colleague.
🍞 This video is go viral where a woman claims to be her husband Instacart customer couldn’t find the bread path in a supermarket.
🛒 In a viral TikTok, a Walmart employee expressed her thoughts about it select an express grocery order of 72 items in under an hour.
🍲A Trader Joe’s customer shared a policy that is so little known apparently some store employees don’t know it exists.
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📺 The Manalorian Finally explained what happened to Kara Dune after the firing of Gina Carano.
🍔 ONE Whataburger employee WHO lied about their car situation– presumably in an attempt to get out of work – says their manager thwarted her plan after he offered to drive her.
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👋 Before you go
A video with a disturbing burger order from fast food customer has gone viral on TikTok.
The video in question was recorded by TikToker @prettyboymuova and shows an unpleasant face: the styrofoam container with their burger, fries and gravy has completely meltedleave one sticky mess inside.
Now with the number of views more than 973,400 viewsthe viral TikTok video has sparked a lively discussion among viewersspeculating about what could have gone wrong.
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*First published: March 7, 2023, 10:30 AM CST
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