Twitter Bans MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell
By Movieguide® Staff
Twitter has suspended Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, from his account on the social media platform and claims he violated policy by spreading misinformation.
Lindell, an open supporter of former President Donald Trump, echoed Trump’s claims about voter fraud and rigged the election.
Twitter’s decision to ban Lindell comes after the indefinite suspension of Trump’s account. Although Twitter has yet to list which tweets led to Lindell’s suspension, they claim his account violated their newly released Civil Integrity policy.
“The account you referenced has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy,” a spokesperson told NPR.
Lindell was in vocal support of the former president and visited the White House during the Trump administration’s final week in office.
Twitter’s new Civic Integrity policy, announced at the beginning of 2021, notes that users may not use the platform “for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in the elections or other civic processes.”
Lindell’s ban from Twitter also comes after several retailers removed his MyPillow products from their stores.
American retailers reportedly dropped MyPillow products from their stores after CEO Mike Lindell made comments about the Capitol Hill riots and election fraud.
Lindell—a top supporter of former President Donald Trump—received backlash after the MyPillow inventor labeled the Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Hill as “very peaceful” and claimed that the more aggressive antics were committed by “undercover Antifa that dressed as Trump people.”
Lindell shared his response to the riots in a video posted to Parler, which has since been removed from the Internet. Days before President Joseph Biden’s inauguration, Lindell maintained that Trump “will be our president for the next four years.”
Instead of recognizing big tech’s attack on conservatives, CNN reported that companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond would no longer sell MyPillow products due to the “number of underperforming items and brands.”
Whether Lindell’s comments can be substantiated or not, Twitter’s blatant censorship of voices who disagree with Biden—including the extreme but non-violent voices like Lindell’s and more mild supporters of Trump—remains unconstitutional.