MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell becomes latest Republican banned by Twitter after supporting Trump's election fraud claims

PILLOW tycoon Mike Lindell is the latest Republican to be banned by Twitter after voicing support for Donald Trump's election fraud claims.

The controversial boss of MyPillow has been "permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civic Integrity Policy", Twitter said.

Lindell has been a vocal supporter of Trump and a major donor to the Republicans.

It was not immediately clear which tweets got him banned, but he faced a backlash for his comments in the wake of the January 6 Capitol siege.

He called the riot – which left five dead – "very peaceful" and blamed "undercover antifa that dressed as Trump people" for the chaos.

And earlier this month he said: "Donald Trump will be our president for the next four years."

He had also voiced support for the President's campaign to overturn the election result on spurious allegations of vote rigging.

He even urged Trump to declare martial law in Minnesota to obtain its ballots.

QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was also locked out of her Twitter account for 12 hours after breaking the same Twitter policy.

She had encouraging Trump supporters to “mobilize” after recent “attacks on their liberties”.

Twitter's policy says two strikes lead to a 12-hour ban, while five or more strikes can result in what the company calls a "permanent suspension."

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Donald Trump was banned from the platform after he was accused of inciting the Capitol rioters and urging them to "fight".

Twitter has banned more 70,000 accounts for sharing misinformation since the siege.

This latest ban has been viewed as another example of "cancel culture", with an increasing number of conservative voices being "stifled" on social media.

World leaders have blasted Twitter's decision to ban Trump, along with other Republicans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesperson said Twitter’s decision to ban Trump from its platform is “problematic”.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blasted the decision to ban Trump from social media sites, adding that it was a “bad sign” that private companies have the authority to censor opinions.

Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations and a Trump ally, likened the move to political censorship in China.



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Last week Lindell whinged retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Wayfair and Kohl’s have dropped his products in wake of the Capitol riots.

He is also facing a potential lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems after claiming their voting machines played a role in alleged election fraud.

Lindell has informally advised Trump in the White House, including on the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month he was pictured leaving the West Wing with notes suggesting a plot to replace the CIA director with the acting chief of staff at the Pentagon.

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