You’ve seen him on late-night and daytime television, and perhaps even in cameo roles in movies and at conservative political events. He’s Mike Lindell, and he developed the “My Pillow,” which promises a great night of sleep.
But now there’s one place you won’t hear from Lindell anymore, Twitter. The social media platform permanently suspended his account for repeated violations of the company’s policy on election misinformation, the social media firm said late on Monday.
Lindell, a devout supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, financed post-election protest movements in a bid to overturn the election win of President Joe Biden.
Lindell repeatedly violated the company’s civic integrity policy, due to which he was suspended, a Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed statement. Twitter had permanently suspended Trump from its platform earlier this month.
A self-described former cocaine addict and alcoholic who says he found sobriety through Christianity, Lindell helped sponsor a two-week March for Trump bus tour that ended in Washington on Dec. 14 and spoke at five stops.
He told Reuters a fortnight ago that he did not help finance subsequent trips to promote the Jan. 6 rally that devolved into riots as supporters of Trump stormed through the U.S. Capitol.
But the Capitol riots that left five people dead, did not change his views on contesting the election.
“I’m never letting the fraud go,” Lindell told Reuters then.
My Pillow did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment on Twitter’s suspension of Lindell’s account.