Opinion | YouTube’s Political Censorship

Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm about the coronavirus in 2019 and was muzzled by the government before himself succumbing to the disease, has become a symbol of the way controls on speech can endanger the public. America’s civil liberties ensure that couldn’t happen here. But YouTube’s latest effort at politicized censorship of a reputable physician reminds us that such impulses aren’t unique to China.

On Friday Google’s YouTube platform notified Stanford University’s Hoover Institution that…