Student newspaper just fine with false accusations

In yet more evidence that students accused of campus sexual assault face an uphill battle in defending themselves, one New England university's student newspaper wrote that it would rather see false accusations than accusers not come forward.

Editors for the student newspaper of Boston University, the Daily Free Press, in an editorial about educating students on "affirmative consent," or "yes means yes," consent policies, suggested false accusations are acceptable.

"We would rather see someone falsely accused than see someone avoid coming forward for fear of retribution for wrongly accusing someone," the editors wrote.

The editors went on to suggest that bias against accused students might not be real.

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