Social media’s war on conservatism continues. Recently, a frightening trend has developed — one that has become a threat to free speech. After the January 6 incident at the Capitol — an “insurrection” according to liberals that was directly led by Donald J. Trump himself — social media companies began to trend in an interesting direction.

First, they came for the President, shutting down Trump’s social media accounts on nearly every platform imaginable. Then they came for rogue social media companies like Parler, which refused to shut down an account created for President Trump. Parler went dark for over a month when Amazon decided to kill its hosting. We couldn’t have a free exchange of information, could we? That’d be nuts. Then they came for you. Conservatives have found themselves banned across social media platforms for mentioning anything that doesn’t fit with the Democrat narrative. And now, anything President Trump says is apparently cause for a ban from YouTube.

A recording of President Trump’s CPAC speech published on YouTube by Right Side Broadcasting Network had amassed nearly 4 million views when YouTube decided to remove the speech, which was presented uncut and completely in context. This wasn’t fake news. It was news — the former President’s first major speech since the transition of power. But YouTube doesn’t believe that Americans deserve to hear President Trump’s words outside of short, edited, out-of-context clips.

Right Side is unable to post new videos for two weeks. This, of course, is devastating because they have a good history of providing access to important events. The organization was told the video would be allowed to remain up — IF they were willing to say Trump is lying:

 “Even if we believed that, we wouldn’t sell out like that and say it just to keep a video up. We try to follow the rules,” RSBN says. “Don’t air certain things that we normally would—but we won’t censor President Trump or push back against things he says that, quite frankly, we agree with.”

But YouTube didn’t stop there. The company removed all copies of the speech except the aforementioned out-of-context clips published by mainstream “news” organizations. Fox, RT, Fox Business, ABC News, the Independent, and more all lost their full uploads of the speech.

In total, more than 31 million views worth of the speech were deleted — though RSBN seems to have been singled out for an actual suspension.

“This sort of manipulation and interference only shows how much weight these monopolies put on the scale of freedom. It’s never going to end until we all band together to stop it,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted following these shenanigans. “And if you notice the censorship seems to only really go one way.”

A straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday revealed that if President Trump chooses to run in 2024, he will likely be the nominee.

Support for the President was impressive at CPAC, with 97 percent of those present saying they approve of President Trump. A whopping 87% say they approve of the job he did as President, and 68% say Trump should run for President again. According to Fox News, if the 2024 GOP primary was held today, President Trump would be chosen to challenge Biden for the Oval Office:

Former President Donald Trump, in results announced Sunday, won the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll with 55% of attendees saying they’d vote for him if the 2024 GOP primary were today.

Trump got 55% of the vote in the poll in which he was included, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in second place at 21%. 

A poll that didn’t include President Trump placed DeSantis in the lead with 43% of the vote, but it is clear that people are overwhelmingly behind the President. This poll has South Dakota Governor Kristy Noem in second with 11% and Donald Trump Jr. in third with 8%.

Republicans who oppose Trump did very poorly. Mitt Romney got .3% of the votes, while Maryland Governor Larry Hogan earned .1%.

“Look, you’re not going to get the Republican nomination being a never-Trumper,’ says American Conservative Union President Matt Schlapp. “You’re not going to get the Republican nomination if you’re not a strong conservative. So all of that kind of courting, it’s appropriate that it starts at CPAC.”

Though some in the Republican Party oppose President Trump, CPAC has made it clear that, as Schlapp says, we won’t get anywhere if we oppose Donald J. Trump.

President Trump is set to make a major announcement at CPAC this year. Though social media companies have worked tirelessly to silence him and the media has painted him as a terrorist leader, Americans still love Donald Trump — and he plans to use CPAC as an opportunity to let people know he isn’t sitting around idle as Joe Biden and the Democrats destroy America.

Business Insider reports that Trump’s appearance at CPAC will be a “show of force” intended to expand and maintain his leadership of the Republican Party.. Trump is expected to touch on a number of topics in his speech, including Joe Biden’s destruction of the former President’s immigration reform measures, the future of the Republican Party, and his own future. President Trump will likely also discuss certain traitors in the party who turned against him.

Trump is due to speak at the event on Sunday — his first public speech since leaving office.

One of his longtime advisors told Axios’ Mike Allen that his speech will be a “show of force,” and intended to show that he still rules over the GOP, even though he is no longer president and has been barred from major social media platforms. The advisor said that his message will be: “I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge.” 

According to Trump allies, he wants to “project the image that he will be the GOP’s presumptive 2024 nominee because they believe he is popular with the party’s base.”

Many of Trump’s allies doubt he will actually run for President again, but if he were to do that, CPAC would be the ideal place for him to make such an announcement — especially in light of news that President Trump may be starting his own political party. President Trump has also hinted at a rematch with Joe Biden. Whatever happens, CPAC is sure to be exciting.