Last night we had a heated discussion about a a girl who alleges on social media that she was sexually compromised by a boy she had met one night after she had agreed to sleep over at his place because it was late. Apparently he had crept into the room where she was sleeping and touched her, but I don't know any more details.
She posted this almost instantly on Instagram and it quickly found its way to his employer who has now suspended him, even though the alleged incident did not involve co-employees (she has nothing to do with where he works) and it took place nowhere near his place of work.
My initial response was that I don't believe a private matter such as this should initially be made public on social media, at least until the 'accused' could answer for himself. The consequences are all too clear. It seems to me that the slightest digression, whatever form that may take, even if it is a false accusation, can cost very dearly.
The millennial inn our household vehemently disagreed with me saying, "That's the way we do things nowadays." To which I replied, "What if the accusation was either false or over exaggerated?"
"He should be shamed!", he replied, and so it went on.
What do others think?