Mother charged with deepfake plot against daughter’s cheerleading rivals
A Pennsylvania woman has been accused of creating “deepfake” pictures of her daughter’s cheerleading rivals, doctoring photos and video in an attempt to get them kicked off the squad, officials said.
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The Bucks county district attorney’s office last week charged Raffaela Spone, 50, with three misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offenses.
Spone manipulated photos from social media of three girls on the Victory Vipers cheerleading squad in Chalfont to make it appear they were drinking, smoking and even nude, investigators said.
Spone also sent messages with the so-called “deepfake” pictures to the the girls and suggested they kill themselves, officials said.
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Guardian staff and agencies Mon 15 Mar 2021 08.55 EDT
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