“There is no one who looks particularly virtuous in this disastrously mishandled saga, just idiotic law enforcement, a gullible press and public, a mom who (allegedly) sent questionable tattling and malicious messages, and a couple of teens who did not ask for any of this but will now have their names attached to a notorious case and possible lifetime of unfortunate SEO. The actually real—and terrifying—thing? In the future, those teens could be any of us.” The World Thought This Cheer Mom Created a Deepfake to Harass Her Daughter’s Rival—but the Real Story Is Way More Confusing (and Bizarre).