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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 outlandish 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.

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."

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.

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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