MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell tried to get himself out of Twitter jail on Monday, but it didn’t go so well.
Lindell created a new account and announced his arrival at 1:25 p.m. The tweet (which was deleted along with the account), read:
"Hello everybody, I'M BACK ON TWITTER. My only account is @MikeJLindell! Please RT and FOLLOW to SPREAD THE WORD."
According to Newsweek, the account gained over 20,000 followers within 5 minutes, and had gained more than 37,000 followers by 4:44 p.m. But shortly after 5 p.m., the free speech police of the Twitterverse cut the cord on Lindell’s short-lived time on the platform.
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Lindell was originally suspended in January of 2021 when he claimed the 2020 presidential election was rigged, which went against Twitter’s bogus “civc integrity policy.” His latest attempt to get his right to free speech back violated Twitter’s ban evasion policy.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to MRC Free Speech America, “The account you referenced was permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on ban evasion.”
The CEO is not the only conservative-leaning person or company that is still banned from Twitter even after Elon Musk’s takeover. The satire website The Babylon Bee was locked out of its account on March 20 and still hasn’t re-obtained access. Many other individuals contradicting establishment narratives have been suspended or banned on Twitter as well, including former President Donald Trump and Dr. Zev Zelenko.
Hopefully Elon Musk’s claim to try to bring a more free-speech based approach to the social media app means that these accounts will get reinstated. Otherwise, why spend roughly $44 billion?
Biden's "Ministry of Truth" sounds more like leftist 'fact-checkers' trying to cover for the administration. pic.twitter.com/GfZB0HfTlp— MRCTV (@mrctv) May 2, 2022