Judgment passed as a response to a claim made anonymously is more sincere. The more characteristics we know about the person making a claim, the less genuine our judgment becomes.
There is a tacit eligibility-factor we take into account when we see or hear people making claims. Quickly calculating how much we think this person is in a position to make such a claim.
Accusations being thrown around sometimes get withdrawn upon realizing the person’s eligibility for making a claim. That says something about the nature of the accusation, to begin with.