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.”
Valiant News contacted Facebook for comment and did not hear back in time for publication.