MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Rejoins Twitter - Only To Be Banned Again Just Hours Later

Mike Lindell made a brief return to Twitter over the weekend... only to be swiftly banned once again by the social media platform.

The 60-year-old CEO of bedding company MyPillow was originally banned from Twitter back in January 2021.

At the time, representatives for the company said in a statement that Lindell had been banned for "repeated violations" of its civic integrity policy - however, the exact comments were never specified.

However, per the Associated Press, Lindell is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and made repeated claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.

Nevertheless, on Sunday afternoon, Lindell had created a new account on the social media platform, under the handle @MikeJLindell.

"Hello everybody, I’m back on Twitter. My only account is @MikeJLindell! Please RT and follow to spread the word," he wrote in his first tweet back.

Despite the account lacking a 'blue tick' verification, Lindell even shared a self-recorded video, in which he encouraged his fans to spread the message that he was back on Twitter. "I’m here to tell you about my new account. So we started this account. Please share it with everyone you know," he said.

"Let everybody you know know — so we can get the word out over here at Twitter in case they do take it down," Lindell added. "And thanks a lot for helping out."

Per Newsweek, the message worked, and Lindell was able to amass more than 20,000 followers shortly after returning to the platform.

However, that soon came to an abrupt end when Twitter officials once again banned the CEO and removed the new account four hours after its creation.

Speaking to RSBN shortly after his latest ban, Lindell confirmed that the account was indeed his and called co-founder and former CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey "crooked".

Sharing his response to the ban, he added: "What a shame. We need to melt down the voting machines and turn them into prison bars. Jack Dorsey should be the first one in line."

The Independent reports that a spokesperson for Twitter explained that Lindell's new account was removed as it violated the social media platform’s rules on ban evasion.

Lindell's return to the platform coincides with Elon Musk's recent $44 billion purchase of Twitter, and he hopes to be inclusive of free speech.

"Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated," Musk said in his official statement announcing the historic acquisition of the platform.

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