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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
We are kicking off the week with top stories about: A DoorDasher claiming someone left them a 6-cent tip, a Google employee vlogging the day she was laid off, an internet rights group urging the Supreme Court not to narrow Section 230, and a viral video where a Wendy’s worker says a customer asked for 11 patties on their burger.
After that, our Tech Reporter Mikael has his weekly “One Dumb Conspiracy” column.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
DoorDash driver says she only got $0.06 tip for delivering Papa John’s
A DoorDash driver and user on TikTok has sparked discussion after claiming they are no longer accepting cash orders from the app following an incident.
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Google employee vlogs day she got laid off, says she was blindsided
The recent spat of tech layoffs seems to have caught everyone off-guard. Now, a user online has gone viral after sharing their experience on the day they were laid off from Google.
‘Detrimental to all users’ speech online’: EFF argues against narrowing Section 230 in Supreme Court brief
Digital rights nonprofit the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court not to narrow Section 230.
‘I’m trying to figure out how we gonna wrap this’: Wendy’s worker says customer asked for 11 patties on their burger
A Wendy’s worker went viral on TikTok after revealing that a customer ordered a burger with 11 patties on it.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🍕 A Little Caesars customer is putting the chain on blast after it supposedly raised the price of the classic pizza from $5 to $7.49.
🧇 A TikToker shows a customer standing on the counter at Waffle House and insulting a worker for making a low wage in a now-viral video, sparking discussion about how much money Waffle House employees make.
🍴 Some people online who are either former or current food service industry employees are strongly urging customers to refrain from eating out due to blatant health code violations and behind-kitchen-doors scenes.
🗣️ Two workers went viral online after calling out their employer for making them return to the office for “the culture.”
🥤 For years, the self-serve drink system has been simple: buy a cup, fill it up, and then, if you’re still thirsty, simply fill it up again. Now, it seems like a new system from Pepsi is looking to change that.
💵 A user on TikTok has sparked a debate after sharing a video chastising a job applicant for requesting a starting wage of $17 per hour.
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👋 Before you go
A woman went viral on TikTok after claiming a bouncer snapped her ID in half without explanation.
TikTok user Kristen (@kristen_nicoles) uploaded a video about the incident that has received 7.5 million views.
“I just came to this freaking bar and they snap my ID in half,” Kristen said. “My real ID, they just snapped in half.”
She held her hand up to the camera and showed that her ID was split in two.
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*First Published: Jan 30, 2023, 10:30 am CST
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