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posted by Fnord666 on Monday March 15 2021, @02:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the why-is-this-a-misdemeanor? dept.

Cheer mom used deepfake nudes and threats to harass daughter's teammates, police say:

An anonymous cyberbully in Pennsylvania seemed to have one goal in mind: Force a trio of cheerleaders off their formidable local team, the Victory Vipers.

Doctored images were sent to the coach of the competitive squad that appeared to show the teen girls in humiliating or compromising situations that could get them kicked off the team, like appearing nude, drinking alcohol and using drugs, according to the criminal complaint.

In anonymous texts and calls, the bully told one girl "you should kill yourself."

When police unmasked the alleged culprit late last year, they found the bully hiding within the Victory Viper circle.

Raffaela Spone, a local cheer mom whose daughter is on the team, was charged last week with three misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offenses, according to the Bucks County District Attorney.

[...] If convicted, Spone could face between six months to a year in prison, though Weintraub, the district attorney, said the maximum penalty for low-level misdemeanors is unlikely.

Citron said the criminal justice system still lags behind deepfake technology when it comes to investigations and prosecutions. She and Weintraub each said deepfakes and similar technology pose a broader threat to the truth by muddying the information ecosystem.

"It's disturbing to me because we rely on being able to authenticate evidence as a foundation of the criminal justice system," Weintraub said. "If everyday people are capable of using deepfakes, that's going to make doing our job a lot more difficult."


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  • (Score: 0, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:58AM (25 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:58AM (#1124269)

    The home of pedophilia.

    But then, Japanese said:

    "Hold my sake"

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Ethanol-fueled on Monday March 15 2021, @03:12AM (11 children)

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Monday March 15 2021, @03:12AM (#1124273) Homepage

      Pretty much.

      " B-b-but MUH CHEERLIDING is a real sport! "

      An eloquent way to display your crotch to the audience. Her daughter must have been one of the fat ones, lots of cheerleading teams at that level have 1 or 2 fat chicks. My hometown had a fat cheerleader we called "Big Blue." It's a lot like allowing a retarded kid on the academic decathalon team for diversity and tolerance reasons, or allowing a Jew on your team for any reason. It's pretty much hoping your daughter wants to study science and hearing her explain to you that even fat chicks can do pole dancing and can get rich from Onlyfans. The mom shouldn't be charged for deepfakes, the mom (as well as any mom whether or not their daughter is fat) should be charged for believing that cheerleading is a dignified activity.

      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Arik on Monday March 15 2021, @05:21AM (8 children)

        by Arik (4543) on Monday March 15 2021, @05:21AM (#1124306) Journal
        "B-b-but MUH CHEERLIDING is a real sport!"

        I knew someone would go there. It's a rule of online forums - mention cheerleading, someone will complain it's not a real sport, or preëmptively screech that is is.

        What exactly is a real sport? Is figure skating a real sport? My experience is that people that say no to one usually say no to both. What do they have in common? They're physically challenging, they're competitive, they have organized competition; so what makes them not sports?

        The reliance on subjective judging?

        "An eloquent way to display your crotch to the audience."

        Isn't that all sports and athletic activities these days? I'm not saying it's good or bad, but I can't imagine why a short cheerleader skirt would be worse than the skin-tight bikinis worn in women's track or gymnastics or swimming etc.

        --
        If laughter is the best medicine, who are the best doctors?
        • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Ethanol-fueled on Monday March 15 2021, @06:52AM (2 children)

          by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Monday March 15 2021, @06:52AM (#1124337) Homepage

          Jews.

          • (Score: 2) by Arik on Monday March 15 2021, @06:54AM (1 child)

            by Arik (4543) on Monday March 15 2021, @06:54AM (#1124338) Journal
            So there aren't any real sports at all then?
            --
            If laughter is the best medicine, who are the best doctors?
            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @12:20PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @12:20PM (#1124387)

              Not for long. Biological enhancement and genetic engineering privilege will undermine and kill sports.

        • (Score: 1) by pTamok on Monday March 15 2021, @08:28AM (4 children)

          by pTamok (3042) on Monday March 15 2021, @08:28AM (#1124353)

          Some cheerleading is definitely a team sport. I worked with a young woman who was a dedicated cheerleader, and her list of injuries was gruesome. She had long practice sessions several days a week, so as a consequence was extremely fit - much like a gymnast. Falling from the heights they are projected up to is not painless. It certainly promotes trust in others: some of the routines are dangerous if not executed properly, so you have to trust that your team-mates will do their job. And you have to look as though you are enjoying it all the time.
          Like may sports, pushing immature kids into it says more about the parents than the children. Some kids do get obsessive about free-time activities, but others come under a great deal of parental pressure. I am thankful my parents never pushed me in that way.

          • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:50AM (2 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:50AM (#1124370)

            I always thought it was just a pornhub category. You mean people actually do this?

            • (Score: 3, Informative) by Farmer Tim on Monday March 15 2021, @02:47PM (1 child)

              by Farmer Tim (6490) on Monday March 15 2021, @02:47PM (#1124435)
              George W. Bush was a cheerleader. Which just goes to show that you can’t learn everything from pornhub, and that’s a good thing.
              --
              Came for the news, stayed for the soap opera.
          • (Score: 2) by bussdriver on Monday March 15 2021, @03:47PM

            by bussdriver (6876) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 15 2021, @03:47PM (#1124458)

            Childish moronic... grown ass men in costumes acting like a child's cartoon character are the same but without all the stripper influences. Makes you feel like everybody is stupid. I've seen a few people in the crowd do more to get the mob cheering and chanting stuff; not that big moments need any help with the crowd. The parents are a big part of the problem.

            Cheer leading is only entertainment for a minority group (many of which should be in jail...) nobody sane ever went for them! Can't imagine going to a cheer leading competition; it would be a satirical statement about a collapsing society if it were not happening for real.

            You can make any activity a competition with difficult and pointless aspects. You could create a lawn mower racing league and require something that necessitates a pit crew and custom engineering... and you'd get an audience if you had deadly accidents now and then... but not too deadly, so I suppose use rubber blades?

            Eating hotdogs until you puke... I'm not sure which is worse. If either gets in more than 1 Olympics, the end must be near.

            As far as sports... it's entertainment with history of common experience; if you've been in a play you have an understanding and nostalgia watching pro actors on stage but most people have not. They have played the sport they watch at some point. It makes just as much sense as watching pros play video games. One could see former cheer leaders' nostalgia and a desire for danger draw in some audience that wasn't perverted... and remember when boys still wanted to see them flaunting (it sure has progressed? from the when it started.)

      • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @01:28PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @01:28PM (#1124399)

        E/F, puh-lease! You are the biggest cheerleader on this site.

        "Push 'em back! Push 'em back! - Waaaaay back!!"

        --
        Who hurt you?

      • (Score: 2) by Joe Desertrat on Tuesday March 16 2021, @06:29PM

        by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Tuesday March 16 2021, @06:29PM (#1124951)

        " B-b-but MUH CHEERLIDING is a real sport! "

        Do you know that NCAA competitive cheerleaders have a higher injury rate than NCAA football players? Or any other NCAA sport? That said, I hesitate to call something a sport when scores are determined by judges in secret by methods not easily determined by spectators. Anyone can see the results in baseball or basketball or football. Or even, for chrissakes, in golf. Cheerleading? Gymnastics? Figure skating? Ballroom dancing? One has to be athletic to perform well in them, yes, but the scoring in them is pretty much based on the biases of the judges rather than the performance of the players.

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:31AM (11 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:31AM (#1124281)

      Pedophilia is the abnormal sexual attraction to prepubescent girls.

      Very few cheerleaders are prepubescent. There seem to be a few in some of those weird national competitions. Those kids normally perform as part of dedicated teams that aren't associated with school sports.

      Regular cheerleading starts at what, 6th grade maybe? The girls might not be legal, but they have definitely undergone body changes. They are wearing bras and tampons.

      So anyway, I looked up the team, expecting a normal high school. Uh, nope. It's one of those dedicated teams. They are age 3 to 18. It looks like the team is 10% prepubescent. See for yourself: https://www.thevictoryvipers.com/photo-gallery.html [thevictoryvipers.com]

      • (Score: 2) by Mykl on Monday March 15 2021, @04:37AM (9 children)

        by Mykl (1112) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:37AM (#1124297)

        The term for most traditional Cheerleader-age attraction is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephebophilia [wikipedia.org] . A previous post on this fine site mentioned it years ago.

        • (Score: 4, Funny) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 15 2021, @11:59AM (6 children)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 15 2021, @11:59AM (#1124384) Journal

          Something I wonder about paedo/ephebophiles...have they ever actually spent any time around people they claim to be attracted to? Even when I was a teenager I hated other teens, was constantly thinking "grow UP already you catty, bitchy waste of oxygen!"

          --
          I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
          • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @12:24PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @12:24PM (#1124388)

            Go for the shy ones, or dick them down so hard all they want to do is moan.

          • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @01:09PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @01:09PM (#1124396)

            thinking "grow UP already you catty, bitchy waste of oxygen!"

            Sage advice.

            --
            If the movie houses all close, what will we do with the projectors?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:05PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:05PM (#1124565)

            this is the thing though. many pedos/whateveros are so stunted they can only interact at a very simplistic/basic, primal/abusive level. If their brains functioned even half way normally they wouldn't be able to talk to people so young because yes, they are freaking kids mentally, even if they have half way grown up bodies.

          • (Score: 0, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:08PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:08PM (#1124568)

            Wait, you thought the reflection in the mirror was another person?!

          • (Score: 3, Informative) by darkfeline on Monday March 15 2021, @08:42PM (1 child)

            by darkfeline (1030) on Monday March 15 2021, @08:42PM (#1124588) Homepage

            Interesting that you lump them together. As far as I've read, the majority of straight males are ephebophiles, and a very small minority are pedophiles.

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            • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday March 17 2021, @02:01AM

              by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Wednesday March 17 2021, @02:01AM (#1125184) Journal

              "That you've read?" What the fuck.

              --
              I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:51PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:51PM (#1124437)

          We have a plain English word for this. In the old days, we used it, and it was "underage."
          This implied girls that hit puberty but generally were under 18. It is an important distinction to make versus child molesters who go after much younger children, i.e., pre-pubescent, who would not have any interest in sex and are true children versus underage who might be interested in sex, certainly physically capable of it, but adults are supposed to leave them alone because they are far from mature enough to make those decisions versus a full adult (more easily manipulated) -and- their interactions with other people are still controlled by their parents because the children are still "theirs" and being raised -and- you don't want the chance of them getting pregnant.

          • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:58PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:58PM (#1124441)

            I am not defending people going after underage girls, BTW, but those who go after girls who are close to 18 I consider an error in judgement rather than some sort of mental illness like in the case of a pedophile. And if the male and female are only a couple of years apart, not even a big deal, provided the older isn't working in some official capacity over the other.

      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday March 15 2021, @08:45PM

        No.

        You are confusing "A definition of X is ..." with "The (only) definition of X is ...", and simultaniously deliberately overlooking the fact that there are perfectly workably, and quite common - because they are so workable, definitions of paedophilia that will comfortably include 17-year-olds, for example. They will typically also include all of the age, not just one gender.
        --
        Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
    • (Score: 2) by driverless on Tuesday March 16 2021, @12:26AM

      by driverless (4770) on Tuesday March 16 2021, @12:26AM (#1124657)

      You're thinking of child "beauty pageants", which are probably the creepiest thing I've ever seen in terms of sexualising children. Cheerleading is quite different, that's convincing young girls to risk lifelong problems due to serious injuries from falls and stress fractures so that they can win a coloured ribbon.

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:21AM (13 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:21AM (#1124276)

    If the mother is sufficiently unhinged that she thinks that this sort of slander is a productive way of doing things, what kind of childhood must her poor daughter have?

    Then again, it's quite possible that the daughter is quite as venomous. We don't know.

    Yet.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Monday March 15 2021, @03:26AM (9 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 15 2021, @03:26AM (#1124278) Journal

      They're all venomous.

      • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:58AM (6 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:58AM (#1124302)

        They're all venomous.

        So sad that you can say that.

        Years ago, attending High School somewhere deep in Texas, I was an obnoxious smart-ass, hated by the 99% of the students who scored lower than I did on every exam, homework assignment and project we were given. There were two cheerleaders who went out of their way to be nice to me, and I have never forgotten that. Once during an evening event at the school, the (drunk) QB of the football team had me cornered in a hallway, and was ready to kick my ass, when one of the cheerleaders ran up and convinced him to accompany her elsewhere.

        It is not easy to do gymnastics - which is why it is an Olympic sport. It is not hard to learn dance routines, but it does require practice. It is a ballsy thing to stand up and perform in front of people. I'm sure some cheerleaders are leading toxic lives, but some work hard, give it all they have, and care deeply for those around them. We should recognize this.

        --
        Oh, and thanks Ms. Stout and Ms. Koch, whoever and wherever you are now!

        • (Score: 4, Touché) by sjames on Monday March 15 2021, @05:52AM

          by sjames (2882) on Monday March 15 2021, @05:52AM (#1124322) Journal

          I'm pretty sure he was referring to vipers. (e.g rattlesnakes)

        • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Monday March 15 2021, @09:36AM

          by PiMuNu (3823) on Monday March 15 2021, @09:36AM (#1124361)

          Whoosh

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:53AM (2 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:53AM (#1124372)

          The life cycle of the cheerleader ends either in marriage to a rich guy or bagging groceries. Either way, 12 kids.

          • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:53PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:53PM (#1124438)

            Generally being good looking and healthy, I heartily encourage those cheerleaders to fill our gene pool with their good genes. Thumbs up! It's a public service.

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:08PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:08PM (#1124569)

            We need to stop shaming white women for having kids, assuming they take care of them. This is just regurgitating Jew propaganda.

        • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Monday March 15 2021, @04:53PM

          by krishnoid (1156) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:53PM (#1124487)

          I wonder where those cheerleaders are now -- did they, as to say, "finish last"? I'd have to think with an attitude, initiative, and vision like that as teens to fight for the underdog (or for anyone, for that matter) that they would start gaining respect early in their adult lives, but that's just a hypothesis.

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @06:05AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @06:05AM (#1124324)

        Runaway is only as good as his swimsuit session, and the crotch-shot session. In fact, Runway is only as good as his fuckability, as any barely legal teen on the Epstein island of pre-pubescent rapers. I think, he does not pass, at all. He's got a red-asshole monkey target, but hardly attactive.

        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday March 15 2021, @12:09PM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday March 15 2021, @12:09PM (#1124386) Journal

          You owe me a gallon of brain bleach. Lemon-scented for preference.

          --
          I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by stretch611 on Monday March 15 2021, @04:59AM (1 child)

      by stretch611 (6199) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:59AM (#1124303)

      Actually, IMHO....

      This is one of those open and shut cases of someone that was such a loser in their own life that their only choice is to live vicariously through their children.

      The same kind of screwed up personality that creates parents that fight at their childrens sporting events. A fecal stain on society.

      Hopefully her daughter will learn how to not be like her mother.

      --
      Now with 5 covid vaccine shots/boosters altering my DNA :P
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:54AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:54AM (#1124373)

        I fucking hate those bitches that write anonymous trash talk on MY internets.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @09:17AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @09:17AM (#1124355)

      At least you can't doubt her commitment to Sparkle Motion Victory Vipers.

  • (Score: 0, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:52AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:52AM (#1124283)

    She learned to code
    Setting a good example for her daughter to follow

    • (Score: 0, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @01:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @01:09PM (#1124397)

      Cheerleading and STEM, a match made in heaven.

      Cyber Cyber Cyber

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @07:05PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @07:05PM (#1124533)
      Using an ap on her phone is not “learning to code.”
  • (Score: 3, Informative) by NateMich on Monday March 15 2021, @04:04AM (6 children)

    by NateMich (6662) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:04AM (#1124288)

    Everyone needs to check out a picture of the woman in question. Other news sources showed her.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-philadelphia-woman-sent-deepfakes-coaches-daughter-cheerleading-squad-20210313-4sqwu4bj2zfoplds5222me75ey-story.html [nydailynews.com]

    She looks exactly like I expected.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @07:29AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @07:29AM (#1124341)

      Reminds me of an aged Tonya Harding, both visually and the modus operandi.

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:56AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:56AM (#1124374)

      I wanna see the deepfakes. For a friend, I mean.

    • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Monday March 15 2021, @04:55PM

      by krishnoid (1156) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:55PM (#1124491)

      You sure that's her? That's inconceivable. I do not think the word "cheer" means what you think it means :-)

    • (Score: 2) by EJ on Monday March 15 2021, @05:51PM

      by EJ (2452) on Monday March 15 2021, @05:51PM (#1124510)

      CURSE YOU FOR THAT!

      There isn't enough eyebleach to recover from that.

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:10PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:10PM (#1124571)

      Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.

      LMAO, fucking datamining fags.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 16 2021, @01:26PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 16 2021, @01:26PM (#1124826)

        I think you meah LMAH. what's "lick my ass ole" supposed to mean?

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Mykl on Monday March 15 2021, @04:14AM (5 children)

    by Mykl (1112) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:14AM (#1124291)

    If they really wanted to punish the mom, they could simply add charges of producing CP. Not only would she end up with a massive prison sentence, she'd never be let near Cheerleading, her kids or any others again.

    • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Monday March 15 2021, @04:44AM

      by fustakrakich (6150) on Monday March 15 2021, @04:44AM (#1124298) Journal

      Oh, but cyber! harassment, that's heavy shit, man

      --
      La politica e i criminali sono la stessa cosa..
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:57AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:57AM (#1124301)

      This was honestly my first thought, but from TFA:

      While creating or sending images of minors naked or involved in real or simulated sexual situations normally yields stronger charges, Weintraub said the description of the images as “nudes” is somewhat imprecise: In the videos, the victim’s bikini is digitally removed and overlaid with skin-toned bars creating what Weintraub described as Barbie doll-like effect.

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @12:57PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @12:57PM (#1124394)

        That reasoning is completely arbitrary. As if men haven't been charged with child pornography for depicting barbies (or cartoon characters, e.g. Lisa Simpson) in sexual poses.

        • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:18PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @08:18PM (#1124577)

          Yes, but those are men. Women get the pussy-pass, so get less serious charges and less stringent sentences.

    • (Score: 2) by driverless on Tuesday March 16 2021, @12:34AM

      by driverless (4770) on Tuesday March 16 2021, @12:34AM (#1124660)

      If they really wanted to punish the mom, they could simply add charges of producing CP. Not only would she end up with a massive prison sentence, she'd never be let near Cheerleading, her kids or any others again.

      It's OK, she's a mom, not a guy, that won't happen to her even though it should.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:37AM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:37AM (#1124296)

    appeared to show the teen girls in humiliating or compromising situations that could get them kicked off the team

    WHAT business it is of the team coach, what the girls do or don't do in THEIR OWN FREE TIME???
    The girls have PARENTS. The town has POLICE. Everyone else, should FUCK OFF.

    The self-appointed guardians of everyone ELSE's morality, proper behavior, political correctness &c.&c.&c. are the ATTACK SURFACE that slanderers use for fun and profit.

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:52AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:52AM (#1124299)

      In the US, many high school extracurricular activities (like cheerleading) require the student to sign an agreement not to use alcohol or recreational drugs.

      This isn't a counterargument to your argument, just an explanation. I don't believe there is any valid counterargument to your argument.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @06:08AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @06:08AM (#1124326)

        In the US, many high school extracurricular activities (like cheerleading) require the student to sign an agreement not to use alcohol or recreational drugs.

          And, not to fuck the coach, or the entire team of which they are the fucking proponents of fucking the whole team? Gawd, I hate jocks, for the sluts.

    • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @11:01AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @11:01AM (#1124375)

      But to be fair, the girls should think about what they're wearing and what kind of message it sends. It's a free country but I'm just saying - perhaps more USA flags and less unshaved legs..

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:10PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:10PM (#1124419)

        “The girls should think of what they’re wearing …”. Why - because boys (and men) lack self-control?

        Grow the fuck up - this isn’t the 19th century, or even the 20th.

        • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:01PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:01PM (#1124442)

          You're right, it's the century of OnlyFans.com

          • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:50PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @03:50PM (#1124459)

            We're evolved sooo much.

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:07PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @02:07PM (#1124418)

      Your rant is irrelevant to the crimes the mother is charged with. What the mother did is a combination of attempted fraud, identity theft, defamation, and harassment.

      Adults have a hard enough time dealing with crap like this; minors have committed suicide over cyber harassment WITHOUT deep fakes to add phoney credibility.

      This whole mess started when one of the victims fathers asked his daughter to distance herself from the daughter of the accused mother because of concerns over the accused daughters behaviour. Looks like the father was right.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @07:09PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @07:09PM (#1124534)

        Impressive obstinacy but total disconnect from logic. As usual with the likes of you.

        When a script kiddy exploits an SQL injection bug on a site, his being caught and charged with the crime solves nothing. The solution is to PLUG THE DAMN HOLE.

        What you call "cyber harassment", was merely SPAM in the previous decades. What made SPAM into a tool to destroy lives, is REAL-LIFE VICIOUS IDIOTS who got indoctrinated that it is their "right" and "duty" to harass people who "do wrong". It is THOSE dogs who should be slapped down hard whenever they rise baying, if we want to downgrade "cyber harassment" back to its rightful place, the Spam folder.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:17PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @10:17PM (#1124618)

          Destructive gossip has existed for millennia, but it was always local like this cheerleader bullying incident. The real problem is that cancel culture is global. The indoctrination you speak of is an addiction. These people get dopamine hits of self-righteousness and digital backpats from like-minded weirdos. The internet allows the worst kinds of groups to form because geographic distance is not a factor. There is no evidence that cancel culture will be relegated to the trash can anytime soon. It doesn't help that media outlets thrive on outrage bait.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 15 2021, @04:09PM (#1124469)

    Articles like these make me glad I'm a killbot.

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