This weekend Facebook demonetized videos and live streams posted by conservative influencer Will Johnson, who says the platform reacted after he talked about alleged LGBT+ child grooming during what activists and the government have called “pride month” in a recent episode of his Unite America First podcast.
“I was talking about them targeting children,” Johnson told Valiant. “I was saying children should be off limits. They say they’re not grooming children, but on June 1 that’s exactly what they started doing.”
Of note, Johnson said he was not restricted by Facebook because of the content of his live stream. Instead, Facebook claimed without evidence that he was promoting a scam, and took away his ability to earn money for 90 days.
“I never asked anyone to sign up, get this program, none of that. What is the fraud?” Johnson continued, “All I did was tell the truth, I showed what [LGBT activists] are doing.”
The video targeted by Facebook was removed by the platform, Johnson told Valiant, but is still available on other big tech sites including YouTube. Johnson said he depends on revenue from Facebook to host his podcast, which sees as many as 50,000 viewers tune in via the big tech platform. Johnson now plans to crowd fund to make up the lost revenue.
“On June 4, 2022 I lost all of my ability to monetize my content,” said Johnson on his crowd funding website . “This was my primary source of income, because I have already been demonetized on YouTube.”
Johnson, who regularly attends left wing protests and Trump rallies to provide on-the-ground interviews, added that “This is the revenue that I use to not only feed my family but also travel on location to bring my supporters the real news.”
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
To those who have the means, we ask that you please donate. We have options available now, but there is no telling when those options will cancel us. We just launched a new GiveSendGo page. We also have our GivingFuel page. There have been many who have been canceled by PayPal, but for now it’s still an option. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to get the truth to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
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