“Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections,” Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter defending his condemnation of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Roy Moore stood accused of molesting teenage girls. There may not have been sufficient evidence to secure a legal conviction, but there were enough credible testimonies for the allegations to cost him the Alabama Senate race and have Moore forcibly removed from polite society.
It is because the bar for social media outrage and scorn is so much lower than a judicial conviction that it is a positive force in society. It can hold people to account that would have otherwise escaped justice, like Roy Moore.
This lower bar for culpability, while it may mean some innocent people are caught up from time to time, has a positive societal impact overall.