Mike Lindell, the ‘My Pillow Guy,’ Has Been Permanently Banned from Twitter

New York Post

Twitter has been cracking down on accounts that spread misinformation. They have set up a Civic Integrity Policy, and any account that violates it can get shut down either temporarily or permanently. For example, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was locked out of her Twitter account for 12 hours because a couple of her tweets violated the policy. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump had his account permanently shut down after a mob of supporters stormed into the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

Political figures aren’t the only ones who are finding their accounts suspended. The creator of the innovative My Pillow, Mike Lindell, recently had his Twitter account permanently shut down. A spokesperson for Twitter told CNN, “The account you referenced has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy.”

The spokesperson did not explain exactly which of Lindell’s tweets violated the policy, but in January, a Twitter spokesperson explained the Civic Integrity Policy saying, “You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”

If a Twitter user violates the policy two times, he or she will get locked out of their account for 12 hours, like what happened to Greene. However, if the Twitter user violates the policy a minimum of five times, the user will have his or her account permanently suspended, like what happened to Trump and Lindell.

Lindell has been outspoken about his support for Trump, and he visited him at the White House just a few weeks ago. Most likely tweets questioning the validity of the election and supporting Trump after supporters entered the Capital may have been what caused Twitter to shut down his account permanently.

Lindell has found his business hurting because of his viewpoint. For example, Bed, Bath & Beyond decided to stop selling MyPillow.

Watch the video below to learn more about Lindell’s controversial opinions and his ban from Twitter.

 

Are you surprised that Twitter shut down Lindell’s account?