[Guest post by JD]
Manti Te’o's once thought to be dead girlfriend apparently never existed. There is much speculation as to who perpetuated this hoax, why, how, and to what end.
I have no clue, other than MTV now has a series called Catfish dealing with this type of entanglement.
Around here, there is a history to draw from vis a vis the Weiner story to know that there is likely going to be an incredible amount of disinformation, and bizarre rabbit hole theories.