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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
It’s Monday, which means it is time for our weekly “One Dumb Conspiracy” column from our Tech Reporter Mikael.
Besides that we’ve got key reports on a TikToker trying to take the true crime genre to task, Amazon being upset about the FTC’s investigation, the Republican who recently ousted Rep. Liz Cheney spouting QAnon conspiracies, and a “That One Sound” column from our Senior Reporter Audra.
Phew. That’s a lot. See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
A TikToker is taking the true crime genre to task after NBC ‘glamorizes’ the murder of her mother
A TikToker is committed to exposing the hideous underbelly of the true crime genre.
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Emma Chamberlain’s awkward laugh becomes viral TikTok sound
A sound from a 2021 video is now the soundtrack for our current mood.
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Amazon claims FTC is harassing Jeff Bezos by asking him to testify about Prime
Amazon confirmed an FTC investigation into Prime and called the asks from Bezos “grossly unreasonable.”
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Republican who ousted Liz Cheney immediately pivots to QAnon conspiracies
The candidate who ousted incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) recently spouted a central tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
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By Mikael Thalen
Why conspiracy theorists think actress Anne Heche was murdered
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🍕 A Domino’s Pizza manager sparked a debate on TikTok after he posted snippets of a job interview and explained why the candidate had two “strikes.”
💼 A woman on TikTok says her former employer mailed her a swag bag just days after laying her off.
😲 This TikToker is going viral for claiming that a maintenance person entered her apartment twice unannounced.
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🍞 There’s nothing wrong with ordering a Starbucks sandwich double-toasted… right?
🎥 Addams Family fans are arguing over Luis Guzman’s role as Gomez in the new Netflix adaptation.
🤔 How much of your personal life should you share with your co-workers?
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👋 Before you go
A group of Starbucks baristas have gone viral for posting a video where they reveal their least-favorite drinks and pastries to make. Some of your favorite stuff is probably one of them.
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