No More Sweet Dreams: MyPillow CEO Banned from Twitter

January 26th, 2021 12:04 PM

Perhaps Twitter was losing sleep over the fact that it’s been a whole three days since it censored a prominent conservative.

Twitter banned MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, making him only the latest conservative censored on the platform this month alone. 

“The account you referenced has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told MRC TechWatch. However, Twitter did not respond to an inquiry about which specific tweets led to Lindell’s ban. Lindell has been an avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, a fact that many media outlets despise.

Twitter’s Civic Integrity Policy stated that the platform “may label and reduce the visibility of Tweets containing false or misleading information about civic processes in order to provide additional context.” Five or more violations (strikes) of the policy will result in “permanent suspension,” the policy said.  

Twitter has labeled posts from Lindell in the past. In one instance, Trump retweeted a post from Lindell that stated: “I am honored to be invited to speak at the biggest event in DC history! @realDonaldTrump will be our President for the next 4 years!!!” Twitter labeled Lindell’s tweet: “Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. Presidential election.”

Lindell is far from the first conservative censored on Twitter in recent weeks. Twitter also suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for 12 hours, citing “multiple violations” of the platform’s Civic Integrity Policy. The platform also permanently banned Trump from the website following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S Capitol building. 

If Twitter was losing sleep over Lindell’s speech, perhaps they should have considered getting a MyPillow. 

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