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

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories are about how private quote tweets are the latest way for trolls to target harassment online, Sen. Ted Cruz getting viciously heckled at a playoff baseball gameand “Karen” getting mad over Gatorade, and people claiming cookies from a popular store are sparking in the microwave.

After that, our IRL Reporter Tricia has her weeklyProblematic on TikTok” column, and down below we’ve got a report on why one person claims you should “never rent from Avis.”

See you on the internet!

— AW


⚡ Today’s top stories

💻 TECH
Private quote tweets are the latest way trolls are targeting people for harassment

Women and others marginalized groups they said are disproportionately targeted.

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⚾ POLITICS
Everyone wants Ted Cruz to go to a World Series game in Philly after New Yorkers heckle him

Although the Houston Astros won a playoff series against the New York Yankees, Sen. Ted Cruz’s night probably wasn’t as joyful as he hopedas he was treated to a vicious greeting from New Yorkerswho heckled Cruz.

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🗣️ CARENS
‘This is over $1????’: ‘Karen’ argues with workers over ‘2 for $5’ Gatorade deal not recognized by register

In a viral video, a gas station worker recorded her interaction with a rude “Karen” who was upset when her “2 for $5” deal on Gatorade was not recognized by the register.

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🍪 VIRAL
‘I’ve been wondering why they taste like metal lately’: Customer says Walmart cookie sparked in microwave

A woman went viral on TikTok after revealing how a cookie from Walmart began sparking inside a microwave.

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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

Three screenshots showing a person looking at the camera.  The text overlay reads 'I know I look like a bitch now but... she was PURE evil.'

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TikTok’s ‘pro-bullying trend’ gets called out for being mean-spirited

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” 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 your inbox.


🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

💵 Talk about a “slap in the face.” A worker says she was offered a 50 cent raise by her boss at Dollar General.

✈️ In a video with more than 4 million viewsa TikToker shared her husband’s hack for getting by Frontier Airlines strict bag size rules.

🍔 Ever wonder how a Whopper is made at Burger King? Well, that’s a viral video showed the entire process.

🛒 A Walmart customers called out two employees in a viral video for not knowing the store’s policy about mislabeled items.

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🍴 Many people are relating to this video where a former restaurant worker shared the difficulties of switching from food service to retail work.

⚽ Here’s how online betting will change the World Cup experience for fans.

🍟 A McDonald’s employee perhaps unknowinglyrevealed a harsh truth about their chain’s french fries: each customer does not receive a fresh order.

💸 How a cryptocurrency fortune crippled a deceased billionaire’s estate.

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👋 Before you go

A user on TikTok has gone viral after claiming that Avis rented her two cars with expired platesfor which she received two $50 tickets. When she reached out to the company about it, she claims that she was told she would have to pay for the tickets herself.

Her reaction to the whole situation? “Never rent from Avis.”

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT

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