February 10, 2020 (American Thinker) — One of the most worrisome things in America today is that the public square isn’t public. Instead, it’s owned by tech oligarchs, all of whom hew left politically. For years, Google (and its subsidiary YouTube), Twitter, and Facebook have systematically shut down conservative speech while giving almost unlimited passes to speech coming from the Left.
Twitter has been especially fierce in silencing conservatives, but Facebook has had its moment. Of late, private Facebook groups are finding their posts censored, even though they’re being shared only among members of like-minded communities. Facebook also has a revolting habit of appending to certain links that it doesn’t like claims that the link could be false and directing people instead to “reputable” sources such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the AP, or Reuters.
For this reason, it’s noteworthy when social media outlets allow a popular conservative video to remain on their sites. In this case, the video was a re-cut showing highlights from Trump’s State of the Union speech, intercut with endlessly repeated footage of a vindictive, petty Pelosi ripping that same speech.
Those who opposed the video, which has been viewed millions of times, claimed that it’s …