Twitter has officially banned MyPillow CEO and founder Mike Lindell from its platform for “repeat violations” of their company policy, marking just the latest in an avalanche of bans aimed at right-wing personalities and users, up to and including former President Donald Trump.
Lindell, a staunch Trump supporter and one of many who touted claims of widespread election fraud up until Trump’s final days in office and even beyond, has been permanently suspended from the social media site as of Tuesday. It’s not clear which of Lindell’s tweets got him booted, but he had he been flagged multiple times by Twitter for posting allegedly false or misleading statements about voter fraud, a heavy Antifa presence at the Capitol riots on January 6, and potential pathways for Trump to stay in office for a second term.
A Twitter employee reportedly told the Daily Mail the ban was for “repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy.”
The policy, a relatively new addition to the site, was put in place last fall allegedly to combat fake news surrounding the election – a policy that, so far, seems to have only swung in one ideological direction. While many right-wing accounts have been banned for spreading “misinformation” about the election, Twitter itself had previously suspended the accounts of anyone who shared legitimate news reports detailing Joe Biden’s alleged misuse of power through his association with his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings.