An Epi­dem­ic Of False Accu­sa­tions

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An Epidemic Of False Accusations

Imag­ine you’re an exec­u­tive at The North Face, which is osten­si­bly an out­door recre­ation com­pa­ny. It’s June of 2023, sev­er­al years after the moral pan­ic over BLM and George Floyd has sub­sided. You’ve run a few gen­der-bend­ing adver­tise­ments for Pride Month to keep your over­lords at Black­rock hap­py. Every­thing is nor­mal. Every­thing is fine, you think.
Then one week­day, at 3:00 a.m., one of your “brand ambas­sadors” — some­one you’re pay­ing to rep­re­sent your com­pa­ny to mil­lions of peo­ple all over the world — sud­den­ly freaks out on social media. He says he’s just been sub­ject­ed to a fla­grant act of white suprema­cy at a bar in Boze­man, Mon­tana. He claims the cul­prit is a guy …