You can help improve this thread by linking to media that verifies or questions this article’s claims. Your link could help readers better understand this issue. If you do find evidence that this article or its title is false or misleading, contact the moderators who will review it Something to do with Search Engine algorithms I’ve heard? Safewords like young women and sex etc keep the story on Google front pages, whereas if they put the ‘ rape, children’ words on it get pushed to the ‘darker side of Google, more towards the porn than news. Not quite sure how it works, I’m not a tech-head, but it did make sense when it was explained to me.
As an SEO person, I can see the reasoning behind that although that subject itself is certainly not in my niche knowledge, as a PR person it’s more likely the media source doesn’t want to be held liable for libel against extremely wealthy people; a soft title for the wealthy stirs as much outrage as a hard title against a commoner. A commoner can’t defend themselves against even a small media source without damning evidence and are also not likely to get off of the ensuing charges. It often feels like the media is at fault but someone with money will often have a huge following to their case for a long time, they can get pages and articles dropped before and after a case so the media is just playing it safe. I think it’s generally a more complicated decision than we want to make it, there are terrible systems involved that need changing. Should we question it— absolutely, our media is not as free in the USA as we believe it to be.