MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was banned from Twitter TWTR-N for the second time after attempting to use a new account to access the social media platform.
Lindell set up a new account on Twitter on Sunday under MichaelJindale. The account was quickly suspended.
Twitter said on Monday that Lindell’s new account was permanently suspended for violating its rules on ban piracy.
Lindell’s original Twitter account was permanently banned in January 2021, after Lindell continued to make the baseless claim that Donald Trump had won the 2020 US presidential election. Twitter said at the time that it decided to ban Lindell because of “repeated violations” of its civil integrity policy.
Trump supporters have insisted that the presidential election was rigged even after US President Joe Biden’s administration began.
Trump has also permanently suspended his account on Twitter. The former president posted on his platform Truth Social on Thursday. Apart from a quick post before the platform was opened to the public in late February, he had made no appearances on the platform. He has said he has no intention of rejoining Twitter, even if his account is restored following Elon Musk’s deal to buy the social media giant for about $44 billion.
While it remains to be seen whether Musk will reinstate banned accounts on Twitter, TSLA-Q calls itself a free speech absolutist who believes in allowing any content that doesn’t violate the law.
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