Twitter Permanently Bans MyPillow CEO, Mike Lindell
Ban due to violations of the platform’s 'civic integrity policy'
Tech giant Twitter has permanently banned the CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, due to violations of the platform’s “civic integrity policy."
Lindell is one of Donald Trump’s most prominent supporters in the business world.
A spokesperson for Twitter said the ban on Lindell's account was due to violations of the platform’s “civic integrity policy."
The reason for the ban is the same Twitter used to ban President Trump and many of his high-profile supporters and conservatives.
The news comes following the ban of other prominent Trump figures like General Michael Flynn and his attorney, Sidney Powell.
The platform also purged 70,000 accounts linked to the QAnon movement.
Last week, Neon Nettle reported that MyPillow products were dropped from several major stores.
The major retailers that dropped the MyPillow products included Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s
But both companies said their decision to drop the brand was based on lagging sales rather than Lindell’s support from President Donald Trump.
“There has been decreased customer demand for MyPillow,” Kohl’s said in an email.
Lindell confirmed that his products have also been booted from online furniture store Wayfair and Texas supermarket chain HEB.
"They’re succumbing to the pressure from these attacks,” Lindell said in an interview with The Associated Press.
“I’m one of their best-selling products ever. They’re going to lose out."
"It’s their loss if they want to succumb to the pressure.”
Last week, Voting machine company Dominion demanded in a cease and desist letter that Lindell "preserve and retain all documents relating to Dominion."
Lindell later issued a stark response to Dominion Voting Systems after receiving a legal threat accusing him of participating in a "smear campaign."
Lindell issued a defiant response to the lawsuit:
"I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election."