We are in the eternal spin cycle of artificial intelligence, AI, and the algorithms thereof. The underlying media strategy of exploiting the sensational is not much different than pre-internet days when the mode of operation for newspapers and tv channels was "Whatever bleeds leads."
While I feel compassion for both Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in this circumstance, they have PR people and additional resources to address it.
The stakes are devastatingly higher in the political/electoral realm which is putting our democracy at risk (or as I've written previously, on life support.) I understand that you utilized a celebrity news story to reveal the greater challenge and more important story unfolding. "Flooding the zone with shit" is right out of the books of infamous autocrats and tyrants, as citizens are left dazed and/or divided on what's true or important.