Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, was suspended from Twitter on Sunday just hours after rejoining the platform.
Lindell was suspended again for violating the platform’s ban-circumvention policy by creating a new account, a Twitter spokesman told Newsweek.
Twitter first suspended Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, in January 2021 when the CEO said the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. According to Newsweek, Lindell’s actions violated the social media platform’s social integrity policy.
The MyPillow founder’s return comes after Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion last week.
When Lindell created his new account, he tweeted to let everyone know about his return. “Hi everyone, I’m back on Twitter,” Lindell tweeted. He also warned his followers to watch out for impersonators and encouraged them to spread the word about his new account.
During his short stint on Twitter, the MyPillow CEO’s account skyrocketed in followers – Lindell attracted over 35,000 before it was shut down.
Lindell has been a Trump supporter since 2016 and has frequently met with the former president over the years. The CEO said in a Liberty University speech that meeting Trump was a “divine appointment.” He later backed Trump in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
Twitter also suspended My Pillow’s Twitter account after Lindell took over the account to tweet his personal agenda.
Despite Lindell’s ban, Conservatives have seen a surge in followers since Musk bought Twitter. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was recently unbanned in late April.
Twitter hasn’t announced whether Lindell will ever be unbanned.
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