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Twitter Permanently Bans MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

Ran afoul of social media site's rules against free speech about vote fraud...

(Headline USA) Twitter has permanently banned MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s account after he continued to make the case that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, but that widespread vote fraud gave the White House to Joe Biden.

Twitter decided to ban Lindell, who founded bedding company MyPillow, due to “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy, a spokesperson said in a statement.

The policy was implemented last September and is targeted at fighting “disinformation.”

It was not immediately clear which posts by Lindell on Twitter triggered the suspension of his account.

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Lindell, a Trump supporter, has continued to insist that the presidential election was rigged even after Biden’s administration has begun.

Major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s have said that they would stop carrying MyPillow’s products, Lindell previously said.

Lindell is also facing potential litigation from Dominion Voting Systems for claiming that their voting machines played a role in alleged election fraud.

He had also urged Trump to declare martial law in Minnesota to obtain its ballots and overturn the election.

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Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, Twitter has banned over 70,000 accounts for sharing misinformation.

Trump has also had his account permanently suspended.

Lindell is considering a run for the governorship of Minnesota.

Adapted from reporting by Associated Press.

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