The world’s biggest media conglomerates have a tendency to publish content that they’re comfortable with.
And that means that even when they do something controversial, like the publication of a video of President Trump talking about his alleged sexual assault, they will continue to publish it.
“It’s really important that people are aware that these platforms are not necessarily responsible for their content, and that these media platforms do not own the content they publish,” said James P. Brown, an associate professor of media ethics at the University of Southern California.
“There are some pretty serious ethical issues around these platforms, and I think that’s a huge concern.”
The problem goes far beyond what’s printed on the site itself.
The content is shared across platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, where it can be shared among a broad audience.
And as we’ve seen with Facebook, it can have serious consequences.
“When you look at the platform platform platforms, it’s almost like a second family to the news outlets,” said Brown.
“They have all these algorithms that help them create content that is favorable to the company.
And so, if they want to make a change in their content and they see something they want them to share on their platform, they can do that, and they’re incentivized to do that.”
But the consequences of doing so go far beyond the content itself.
“I think that it’s an absolute conflict of interest that the platforms are the ones making those decisions,” said Paul Sullivan, a media ethics expert at Washington and Lee University.
“It’s the news media that’s creating the content, so it’s not like they’re in control of the content that’s going to be published.”
It’s a problem that’s been around for a long time.
But it’s becoming increasingly apparent as more and more people take the leap from watching videos or reading articles on their phones to interacting online with a wider array of people, from their friends and family to strangers on the street.
That means a platform like YouTube has become a place where the media can share whatever they want without worrying about accountability or oversight.
“I don’t think the platform should be held accountable for what they do,” said Sullivan.
“And I think the idea of a platform where people could be allowed to share their own content and not be held responsible for it, I think is a huge mistake.”
But that’s exactly what happened in the case of a viral video featuring the rapper Migos.
After being made fun of for being a misogynistic rapper, the rapper released a video that was quickly deleted from his account, but was subsequently picked up by a number of sites and picked up on by hundreds of thousands of people.
In the days following the video’s release, Migos was accused of harassment by multiple women, including actress and model Mindy Kaling, and the singer and producer was accused by two women of sexual assault.
The video has since been removed from YouTube.
Migos has denied all the allegations.
And he’s not the only one to face criticism for using his platform to share content.
In January, the pop star Alicia Keys was accused on social media of sharing a racist video about President Trump.
Keys, whose career is heavily influenced by hip-hop, has denied the accusations and has vowed to fight the allegations in court.
“The whole thing with Alicia Keys and the allegations about Donald Trump is just ridiculous,” said P.J. O’Rourke, a senior researcher at the Media Research Center.
“If anything, it reinforces the idea that these women are entitled to a platform, because they’re entitled to the platform.”
And while the controversy surrounding the video and the comments it inspired has helped push back against the notion that all celebrities are misogynists, the videos themselves have continued to go viral.
On Friday, the music video for Migos’ “All Hands on Deck” went viral, and has since garnered more than a million views.
The rapper has yet to comment on the videos’ viral reach.
But it’s a dangerous trend, and it could be even more serious.
“One of the problems with these platforms is that they can also be very aggressive about pushing back against these sorts of criticisms, and sometimes they even publish videos that are actually racist and sexist,” said O’Bourke.
“But that is not necessarily the case.”
The videos have also become a platform for those who wish to use the platforms to promote their own projects.
While O’Connor is currently in the midst of an album, the “Migosemantrum” video that went viral last week, for example, features rapper Tyga as a producer.
Othmar, a member of the rapper’s production team, recently made headlines when he admitted that he used his music for the purpose of “shilling for his brand.”
“I use it as a platform to promote myself, and to promote my brand,” said Tyga.
“You know, when I did the ‘M