According to The Epoch Times, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been suspended from Twitter.
On late Monday, users were faced with an error message, “You’re trying to follow user that doesn’t exist,” before the account page simply said that Lindell’s account has been suspended for having violated Twitters rules.
Lindell repeatedly violated the company’s civic integrity policy, due to which he was suspended, according to a Twitter spokesperson. The policy says, in part: “You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process. In addition, we may label and reduce the visibility of Tweets containing false or misleading information about civic processes in order to provide additional context.”
“The public conversation occurring on Twitter is never more important than during elections and other civic events. Any attempts to undermine the integrity of our service is antithetical to our fundamental rights and undermines the core tenets of freedom of expression, the value upon which our company is based.”
A vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, Lindell was advocating for election integrity amid allegations of widespread voting irregularities and election fraud in the aftermath of the November 2020 general election, which put him under the media spotlight, and later Dominion announced they had Mike Lindell on their radar about him making comments on how they were involved in election fraud.
The suspension Lindell’s Twitter account is the latest in actions taken against Trump and his supporters since the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.
Trump had repeatedly called for peace and explicitly condemned the rioters. Despite this, he was still kicked off of Twitter along with other social media platforms, cut off from banks, and supporters of his being fired from jobs.
Lindell is known for his American dream story of being an ex-cocaine addict, and turning his life around creating a successful business, MyPillow.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, and Wayfair announced that they would no longer carry MyPillow on their shelves.