MyPillow Mike Lindell rejoins Twitter, gets 20K followers, suspended within 4 hours

On Sunday, Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow rejoined Twitter. He reportedly amassed a following of tens of thousands of people but his account was suspended within four hours as he is permanently banned from the platform. This new attempt to join the social media platform came after Elon Musk’s offer to buy the company for about $44 billion was accepted.

Conservatives have been flocking the platform after Musk’s offer and others including liberals have been leaving the platform. According to a report in Newsweek, CEO Lindell posted a selfie video where he introduced himself and said that he was on Twitter and he wanted to tell people about his new account and to caution them about the fake accounts that impersonated him on the platform. It seemed as if he was sitting in a private jet, when he shot the selfie clip.

The news outlet, which claimed that it tracked the account in real time, reported that the pro-Trump businessman was followed by more than 20,000 users in approximately five minutes. However, just after 5 p.m., the account was removed by Twitter.

Newsweek also reported that a spokesperson for Twitter said that the account had been permanently suspended as it violated the social media company’s rules on ban evasion. Months earlier, when Lindell’s account had been suspended by Twitter he had also attempted to tweet from his company account to circumvent Twitter suspension rules.

The spokesperson said in a statement that Twitter had decided to ban Lindell for his “repeated violations” of the company’s civic integrity policy. The Associated Press had reported on the ban on Lindell as an attempt to fight disingenuous behavior.

Mike Lindell, the founder of the bedding company MyPillow, has been one of the former president Trump’s most vociferous supporters. He spent the last eighteen months or so traveling across the nation to promote the “Big Lie” despite courts and even Trump appointed judges including former Attorney General William Barr, another staunch Trump loyalist saying that there was “no evidence” to support the claim of widespread voter fraud. Audits and recounts also reaffirmed the sanctity of the elections and one recount in Maricopa county, Arizona financed by pro-Trump Republicans, increased the tally of the votes in President Joe Biden’s favor. Mike Lindell has claimed that he has spent $35 million to convince people about the conspiracy theory that the elections were stolen.

We don’t know whether he convinced people about what is called falsehood by the courts as it dismissed cases against the elections but we do know that he received two “Raspberry Awards” last year for his movie. He got Razzie Awards in 2021 for Worst Picture and Worst Actor for the movie “Absolute Proof.”

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