Preponderance of evidence. Juries make decisions like that a hundred times a day in civil court. 6 reasonably normal folks hear a tale told from both sides, decide which they believe and whether certain standards have been met and * viola * a verdict is rendered.
And no, Shodan. Their option would be to publicly admit to the lie, explain why it was a lie, and to ‘go and sin no more.’ Alternatively they could allow themselves to be removed from the public ear. Like lying in the first place, it would be entirely their own choice.
And just to be clear, I know this cuts both ways, and I really don’t care. There will always be multiple ways of looking at things, and topics people will be passionate about. But outright lying is childish and destructive. If you don’t have facts to draw from, maybe you should grow up and admit the other side has a valid point. General you. Not necessarily anyone in this thread you.