MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced on Sunday that he had returned to Twitter after being permanently banned in 2021 for supposedly spreading conspiracy theories about voting machines being tampered with in order to sway the 2020 presidential election.
In his first post in over a year since he was banned for “repeated violations” of Twitter’s civic integrity policy regarding election misinformation on January 26, 2021, Lindell celebrated being back on the platform and encouraged everyone to spread the word and follow him.
“Hello everybody, I’M BACK ON TWITTER. My only account is @MikeJLindell! Please RT and FOLLOW to SPREAD THE WORD,” Lindell said in a post on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
The MyPillow CEO also included a video in which he explained that fake accounts had been created to imitate him, stating that @MikeJLindell was his only real profile.
“Please share it with everybody you know… so that we can get the word out over here at Twitter in case they do take it down,” Lindell said in the video, before it was deleted along with his account.
Lindell also confirmed his return to Twitter in person during former President Donald Trump’s rally in Nebraska:
But the MyPillow CEO’s new account was quickly flagged by blue-check tattle-tales on the platform:
Within hours of his first tweet, Lindell was once again banned from Twitter.
Of course, his ban was great news to Twitter’s left-wing self-appointed speech police:
A Twitter spokesperson told Fox Business later that day that Lindell’s new account had been “permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on ban evasion.”
Twitter’s policies prohibit people from circumventing bans or suspensions by creating new accounts, though it remains unclear how the social media platform’s policies will change after Elon Musk, a self-described “free speech absolutist,” officially purchases the company.