News Website Founder Refuses to Succumb to Facebook’s Censorship

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Steve Strang

The cancel culture has struck yet again, and this time its target, through Facebook, is a news site called Westernjournal.com. It is actually a secular news site, but it was founded by a very strong, committed Christian named Floyd Brown, so the news is from a conservative perspective.

While the Western Journal has approximately 40 million followers, Facebook recently suspended the news site’s page, and it comes at a big cost to Floyd’s organization. Floyd says that it is Western Journal’s primary model for sharing its content as it writes about 50 articles a day and produces 25 videos daily. More than 50% of the traffic to its site comes from Facebook, so Brown says it is an important part of its business model and, subsequently, his livelihood.

Facebook has scrutinized Western Journal’s posts for quite some time, and it recently came to a decision to suspend their page for 30 days.

“We’ve been under a lot of tech suppression from Facebook over time, especially because of our support for Donald Trump,” Brown says. “It came to a crescendo recently when we were thrown out of a program called Instant Articles, which allows people to view our content more easily on the Facebook platform. And, Facebook demonetized us.

“There are a number of different ways that they cancel people. One is that they end discovery of your content and lower the amount of people that can see it. That had already been done long ago by Facebook. Secondly, they demonetize you, and third, they throw you completely off the platform.”

A Western Journal article that particularly caught Facebook’s attention was one it ran about Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, and his escapades that were made evident as a result of his laptop.

“Facebook said you’re not allowed to say that in this cancel culture,” Brown said. “So, we’re going to demonetize you and we’re going to throw Western Journal off Facebook. Well, when you do that much business with Facebook, you’re talking about significant revenue to my company, probably more than half of our monthly income. So, it’s basically saying, ‘Hey, Western Journal, we don’t like you and we’re going to put you out of business.'”

It just may come to that, because Brown says when it comes to journalistic integrity, his organization will not back down. The Western Journal isn’t simply going to give in and stop reporting the “real truth.”

“Our readers are our number one priority,” Brown says. “Our readers are having a hard enough time finding out information about the Bidens and the Biden administration because of the censorship by big media because they won’t tell us the truth.

“Honestly, I would rather go out of business than succumb to their censorship. We’re not going to be a lap dog for them, even if that’s what they want.”

Brown says his site will keep telling the truth about Joe Biden, the Democrats, cancel culture and about what’s really going on in Afghanistan. There is also extensive coverage about the pro-life issue.

Believers must find a way around Big Tech, to find ways to defeat Facebook’s restrictions and to continue to spread the truth about today’s cancel culture.

I’ve become friends with Floyd as part of a professional organization and we are working to influence the media in this country. That’s why I knew about this and asked him for a podcast interview, which ran a couple of weeks ago on my new podcast God and Cancel Culture.

Because I’m so passionate about this topic, I knew I needed to write this article and run the interview on my Strang Report podcast too. It so happens it is running the same day as the release of my new book God and Cancel Culture. Yet just today we found out that instead of releasing the book today as planned, Amazon.com has delayed the release a week, which means much of the media we planned all week (including the 700 Club today) and all the pre-orders we directed toward Amazon won’t be fulfilled. Is this an accident or one more example not of total cancellation but of foot-dragging to silence the voice of those who don’t agree with the left-leaning agenda of many of the Big Tech companies?

Thankfully, the book is off to a good start, but this delay doesn’t help. You can still buy it at Christianbooks.com or at my own website stevestrangbooks.com (where you get a signed copy). Won’t you support my book as well as supporting Western Journal as we fight against this type of cancellation?

I’ll also point out that Western Journal published a guest essay by me on my new book a couple of weeks ago. You may want to check it out.

Click here to listen to the rest of this informative God and Cancel Culture interview with Floyd Brown of Western Journal. Share it with your friends and social media followers, and let’s form the army that God desires to help us take back our nation. Subscribe to the Strang Report on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. {eoa}

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