Twitter shut down My Pillow’s corporate account after CEO Mike Lindell used it to circumvent his own ban from the platform.
Twitter said it permanently suspended My Pillow for violating its policy against “ban evasion.” The bedding maker had posted a message from Lindell, who was booted from the social network last week over his bogus claims about election fraud.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported MyPillow during this time…..Jack Dorsey is trying to cancel me (Mike Lindell) out!” the company tweeted Sunday, referring to Twitter’s chief executive.
“We are extremely busy and hiring as fast as we can to handle all the shipping!” the post added. “Jack will be found out and should be put in prison when all is revealed!”
The My Pillow account also promoted Lindell’s Monday appearance on a radio show where he planned to discuss his bogus conspiracy theory about voting machines being tampered with to sway the 2020 election in President Biden’s favor, according to screenshots captured by another Twitter user.
My Pillow did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday, but Lindell condemned Twitter’s decision in an interview with USA Today.
“I can’t believe they’re doing this to my company,” he told the outlet. “They’re out to destroy me.”
Lindell — a staunch ally of ex-president Donald Trump — spread baseless election fraud rumors on his own Twitter account as well as My Pillow’s before Twitter permanently suspended him for violating its civic integrity policy.
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Dominion Voting Systems has threatened Lindell with a lawsuit for falsely accusing the company of “stealing millions of votes.”
Twitter’s rules bar banned users from posting messages through other accounts. The San Francisco-based company similarly suspended Trump’s campaign account after he tried to release a statement through it following his own ban from Twitter.
My Pillow had also used its account to promote its products and Lindell’s memoir, “What Are the Odds?,” according to USA Today. The account had about 41,700 followers as of Jan. 21, an archived version of its profile shows.
With Post wires