(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell created a new Twitter account on May 1 under the handle, @MikeJLindell, but the social media platform banned the new account after two hours.
Twitter banned Lindell about three weeks after the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” protest at the Capitol. The platform banned him for repeatedly violating its community guidelines about so-called election misinformation, the Post Millennial reported.
He believes that former President Donald Trump rightly won the 2020 election and that widespread election fraud and interference led President Joe Biden to an unearned victory.
“Hello everybody, I’M BACK ON TWITTER. My only account is @MikeJLindell! Please RT and FOLLOW to SPREAD THE WORD,” Lindell posted on Sunday.
Lindell had not tweeted in more than a year and three months.
“Hello everyone on Twitter, this is Mike Lindell,” he said on video, speaking from a private airplane. “I’m here to tell everyone about my new account here: @MikeJLindell.”
Twitter does not appear to have reinstated Lindell’s account, despite several reports to the contrary. Instead, Lindell created a new account.
Given the celebration among Twitter’s conservatives when Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased the platform, it is likely that Lindell thought he could reenter a censorship-free website.
But Twitter never removed his ban, according to a spokesperson, so he was removed from the platform again. Lindell is “permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on ban evasion,” the employee told Fox News.
Other conservatives have had newfound success on Twitter since Musk purchased it.
My twitter account just crossed 1 million followers. I gained over 200k new followers in 10 days. I want to thank Trump’s supporters, Americans who love the #USA and of course, @elonmusk
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) May 1, 2022
Amazing. According to @Twitter “analytics,” I’m up well over 100k followers in the last few days. @ElonMusk should figure out how this magical surge for my and other major conservative accounts happened right after his purchase was announced. https://t.co/46Jn9yE1mt
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 29, 2022