Twitter suspends MyPillow account after election fraud tweets

Twitter officially suspended the MyPillow company Twitter account after founder Mike Lindell used it to make several posts attacking Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and promoting claims of election fraud.

The social media giant banned the account on Monday — a move that comes just one week after Lindell’s personal account was suspended.

“I know you are tied into the election fraud! You are so afraid of being found out! So many are looking forward to you being brought to justice!,” Lindell wrote referring to Dorsey in his final tweet from the account before it was shut down, the Star Tribune reported.

Twitter said that the suspension was due to Lindell’s violation of the platform’s ban evasion policy, USA Today reported.

Twitter’s policy states that accounts can be permanently suspended for violating the Twitter rules, which include spam, account security and abusive tweets or behavior. It also specifically outlines rules pertaining to interfering with elections.

“You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes,” the policy states.

Twitter also “reserves the right to also permanently suspend any other account we believe the same account holder or entity may be operating in violation of our earlier suspension, regardless of when the other account was created,” the Tribune reported.

Despite being banned from Twitter a second time, Lindell maintained that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

“[I] want to get the fraud out there. All is going to be revealed that these machines attacked and stole the election,” Lindell stated without any evidence in an interview with the Tribune.

The MyPillow CEO referenced a misinformation campaign alleging that Dominion Voting Systems machines led to irregularities in ballots.

Earlier this month, Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, over false claims about the company. 

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