Just found my mom scouring Stackexchange.Was SO confused. so I double checked,only to find that she was on "Hinduism" Stackexchange.

The above is a tweet by a netizen. The dictionary meanings for scouring are
1.to remove dirt, grease.
2.to clear or dig out (a channel, drain, etc.) as by the force of water, by removing debris, etc.,

But I didn't quite understand the context of the meaning used in the tweet. Can anyone explain?

For those who are interested, are welcome to join Hinduism.stackexchange.com

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to scour (verb)

is to go through or range over in or as if in a search

Apparently, Mom was searching through stackexchange.com, not trying to clean it.

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