Despite many conservatives returning to Twitter following news of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s successful takeover bid and his dedication to free speech, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has some again was banned from the platform about three hours after returning.
Business Insider reports that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was banned from Twitter on Sunday just hours after returning to the platform after being banned in January 2021 for allegedly spreading “misinformation” about the 2020 presidential election. Lindell has been a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump.
Lindell announced his return to Twitter on Sunday, posting from a new account that he said, “Hi everyone, I’M BACK ON TWITTER. My only account is @MikeJLindell! Please RT and FOLLOW to SPREAD THE WORD.
The tweet included a video of Lindell verifying that he was the one using the account. “All these others are fake accounts and they use my name there, so we created this account,” he said. “Please share with everyone you know, let everyone know, so we can spread the word on Twitter in case they take it down. Thank you so much for your help.
About three and a half hours later, Lindell’s new account was suspended. A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that the ban was the result of Lindell’s violation of the platform’s ban evasion rules that prohibit anyone from trying to evade a previous ban via creating new accounts.
Lindell told Insider that Twitter didn’t give her a reason for the ban, but called it “pity.” Lindell said, “We need to melt down the voting machines and turn them into prison bars,” Lindell said. “Jack Dorsey should be first in line for jail!”
Lindell also noted that he only returned to Twitter for the purpose of preventing others from creating fake accounts impersonating him. “I opened the Twitter account today to let the public know that none of Mike Lindell’s fake Twitter accounts are mine,” he said, noting that he is still active on his account. own social media platform Frank Social.
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