By Associated Press
Twitter /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR +0.30% has permanently banned MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s account after Lindell continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Twitter decided to ban Lindell, who founded bedding company MyPillow, due to “repeated violations” of its civic-integrity policy, a spokesperson said in a statement. The policy was implemented last September and is targeted at fighting disinformation.
It was not immediately clear which specific posts by Lindell on Twitter triggered the suspension of his account.
Lindell, an ardent Trump supporter, has continued to insist that the presidential election was rigged even as U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has begun.
Major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond /zigman2/quotes/209801102/composite BBBY -1.99% and Kohl’s /zigman2/quotes/210414114/composite KSS +1.42% have opted to stop carrying MyPillow products, Lindell previously said.
Lindell is also facing litigation filed by Dominion Voting Systems over his claim that its voting machines played a role in alleged election fraud. He had also urged Trump to declare martial law in Minnesota to obtain its ballots and overturn the election.
Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, Twitter has banned over 70,000 accounts for sharing misinformation. Trump, who had urged on the mob, has also had his account permanently suspended.
Lindell said he has Trump’s backing if he decides to run for governor in Minnesota.