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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has Twitter account 'permanently suspended'

The move was taken by Twitter due to apparent violations of its Civic Integrity Policy.
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MyPillow CEO and devout Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell has followed the former president in having his Twitter account permanently suspended.

The social media giant took action on Monday evening, with the Chaska-based CEO receiving the suspension "due to repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy," the company said.

It's not clear what tweets sparked the ban, but Lindell has repeatedly shared conspiracy theories and baseless claims that the Nov. 3 presidential election was "stolen" from Trump, promoting the lie that led to the Jan. 6 insurrection by Trump supporters at the U.S Capitol.

Numerous tweets of Lindell's in recent months have been tagged with warnings on Twitter because they contained misinformation about the election.

It follows a turbulent period for Lindell that has seen his company's products dropped by major retailers including Kohl's and Bed, Bath & Beyond for his continued contention that the election was fraudulent, despite myriad court hearings finding that was not the case.

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This past week has also seen Lindell threatened with a lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems, whom he has claimed without evidence changed votes to President Joe Biden in the election. Dominion on Monday launched a $1.3 billion lawsuit against another Trump supporter, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, for making similar claims.

Allegations about Lindell's past relationships formed the subject of a Minnesota Reformer story for which he threatened a lawsuit this past week, while Lindell has also launched legal proceedings against the UK-based Daily Mail for a story that alleged he had been in a relationship with 30 Rock actor Jane Krakowski.

Lindell has previously suggested that he is considering a run for Minnesota governor in 2022, though he shifted the goalposts in an interview with Axios this week, saying he'd only be likely to do so if Minnesota's election was conducted without electronic ballot tabulators.

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