MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Twitter account has been restored after nearly two years of being completely suspended over his unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud within the 2020 presidential election.
Lindell’s account was suspended in January 2021 following “repeated” violations of Twitter’s civic integrity coverage beneath the corporate’s former management.
Lindell has been a staunch supporter of former President Trump and backed his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Lindell is the latest in a line of a number of notable public figures whose accounts have been unfrozen since Elon Musk took over Twitter in late October. Musk additionally ended the suspensions of Trump’s account and that of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), whose entry was frozen over her repeated violations of the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation coverage.
Trump, whose account was banned within the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, rebellion, has stated he doesn’t plan to return to Twitter.
Musk has emphasised free speech on the platform, however he has confronted widespread backlash prior to now two days over his suspensions of sure journalists’ accounts.
Musk claimed that they have been doxxing him and revealing his particular location, which he stated quantities to “assassination coordinates.” The journalists have stated they have been masking Twitter’s suspension on Wednesday of an account that tracked the placement of Musk’s personal jet utilizing publicly accessible data.
Musk restored the journalists’ accounts early Saturday morning after a majority in a ballot he posted stated the suspensions needs to be lifted instantly.
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who has additionally backed Trump’s false claims of voter fraud within the 2020 election, praised Lindell’s return, tweeting “Best Tweet EVER! Welcome again! We missed you.”
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) has been licensed because the winner of the governor’s race, however Lake has refused to concede and is pursuing a problem to the ends in a lawsuit.