Under the rule of law in a constitutional democracy people are being held accountable in court, by a judge. And only there. Trial by media, or trial by social media, subverts this system of justice and thus it subverts justice itself.
As Sherman said: Vox populi, vox humbug.
@evgenykuznetsov.org That's a very American concept. And it's actually "to be judged by one's own peers in a court of law". It describes a jury trial, as far as I am aware. Most constitutional democracies (certainly all under civil/Roman law) do not have this concept.
Per procrastinatum ad astra