Twitter permanently banned the MyPillow USA account about a week after it was banned Account of CEO Mike Lindell.
The MyPillow account was banned Monday for violating the ban evasion policy, Twitter confirmed to the US TODAY.
Lindell, an ally and supporter of Trump, has continued to insist that the presidential election be rigged, even after President Joe Biden’s administration began. His account was suspended after he continued to uphold claims that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
A cached view of the account shows tweets from Sunday that Lindell USA TODAY said he would post what would bypass his suspension on the platform.
He told USA TODAY that he had not heard of his company’s account being banned. “I can’t believe you are doing this to my company,” Lindell said in an interview. “You want to destroy me.”
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“Thanks to everyone who supported MyPillow during this time … Jack Dorsey is trying to cancel me (Mike Lindell)!” Said a tweet on Sunday. “We’re very busy and we’re hiring asap to handle all the shipping! Jack will be found out and should be taken to jail when everything is known!”
On another Sunday tweet, MyPillow’s Twitter account, which was also used to list promo codes, said, “This was the post that @jack was upset about when he canceled @realmikelindell! @Jack I know that You are involved in the election fraud! So many are afraid of being found out! So many are looking forward to your trial! “
Lindell said the last tweet the company account posted on Monday was a promo code for his “What Are the Odds?” and earlier in the day tweeted a discount on duvet covers.
Twitter’s evasion policy According to users, persistent suspensions cannot be bypassed using other accounts.
“If an account has been permanently suspended for a serious violation of the Twitter rules, Twitter reserves the right to permanently suspend any other account that we believe the same account holder or the same company may violate our previous suspension, regardless of when the other account. ” Account has been created, “says the policy.
Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and JC Penney have confirmed they will stop selling the brand, but have spearheaded a sales slowdown. Wayfair, the Texan supermarket chain HEB and Kroger have also announced that they will stop selling their company’s products, according to Lindell.
Lindell is also facing potential litigation from Dominion Voting Systems for alleging that their voting machines played a role in alleged election fraud. He had also urged Trump to declare martial law in Minnesota in order to get the ballots and overturn the elections.
After the US Capitol storm last month Twitter has banned more than 70,000 accounts for the exchange of misinformation. Trump, who rallied supporters before the mob broke into the Capitol, has also permanently banned his account.
Featuring: Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY; Associated Press
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