False-Prophet Platformer Says Something True About Censorship and It Affects Us

Be it far from us to ever agree with Dr. Michael Brown, chief enabler of all that is theologically weird and always eager to platform, promote, and advance every crazy-as-a-rat-in-a-coffee-can charismatic leader not named Todd Bentley, but it seems that even a morally and theologically bankrupt blind squirrel can find a nut on occasion.

In this case, Brown shared that in the last 6 months, some of his posts which would have gotten 100,000k shares, likes and reactions on Facebook are now only getting 100-200. This is an astronomical drop in traffic, meaning he’s only getting a tenth of 1% of his previous exposure.

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2 thoughts on “False-Prophet Platformer Says Something True About Censorship and It Affects Us

  1. yeah, this is what Facebook does now. I used to have about 200-300 likes and it’s now down to the 40s-50s. And then I have a friend that’s quite militantly atheist, fewer followers than me, easily get 300 a pop. It’s not a coincidence

    1. it’s like you have to tell people to put your page as a priority rather than the original settings and not many people have the energy to make changes

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