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Twitter banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell from the platform after he used his account to spread baseless claims about fraud in the presidential election.
Twitter said Tuesday that it permanently suspended Lindell — a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump — because of his “repeated violations” of the company’s civic integrity policy, which it implemented last fall to clamp down on misinformation.
Twitter didn’t say which of Lindell’s posts pushed it over the edge. But he had used his personal account and My Pillow’s corporate account in recent months to post and share bogus rumors about widespread election fraud that appeared aimed at undermining President Biden’s victory.
Lindell — who features prominently in My Pillow’s TV ads — has refused to walk back the claims even though they’ve been rejected by courts across the country.
Dominion Voting Systems has also threatened him with a lawsuit for falsely accusing the company of “stealing millions of votes.” Trump and his surrogates have also propagated bogus claims about Dominion’s voting machines.
Lindell reportedly said last week that retail chains including Kohl’s and Bed Bath & Beyond had dropped My Pillow’s products after he made a trip to the White House to discuss alleged election fraud with Trump.
Twitter booted Lindell less than three weeks after it banned Trump from the platform while he was still in office, a controversial decision that raised questions about the company’s power to police government officials.
Twitter said at the time that Trump’s posts created a “risk of further incitement of violence” following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
My Pillow did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Lindell’s behalf. The company’s Twitter account was still active as of Tuesday morning.
With Post wires
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