MyPillow Founder Mike Lindell speaks to the crowd with Pulse founder Nick Hall at Pulse Twin Cities at U.S. Bank Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and close friend of former President Trump, has been banned from Twitter.
  • He was cited for violating the platform's "civic integrity policy".
  • Lindell tweeted for Trump to impose "martial law" in several states and repeatedly made baseless election fraud claims.
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Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and fervent supporter of former President Donald Trump, has been permanently suspended by Twitter.

Lindell was cited by Twitter for violating its Civic Integrity Policy by making repeated false claims about the election and violating the platform's policy on misinformation.

In the aftermath of the presidential election, Lindell took to Twitter to defend his close friend and suggest that the president impose "martial law" in the seven states where Trump was contesting the results of the election. He also tweeted that some Georgia voters should "go to prison" as a punishment for Biden's win there. 

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lindell has long been a close ally of Trump, and on Monday told the Associated Press that the former president promised to endorse his potential run for Minnesota governor. Lindell also supported Trump's baseless election fraud claims and helped to fund his post-election "March for Trump" bus tour.

Early on, Lindell claimed his support for the administration led to "off-the-charts" sales, but more recently several major retailers, including Kohls and Bed, Bath, and Beyond dropped his products, citing poor sales.

Trump often turned to Lindell for guidance, and at one point, Lindell claimed he'd been tasked by the White House to find "good sanitisers or cures" for the coronavirus. Last year, Lindell was criticized for his promotion of the supplement oleandrin as an unproven treatment for Covid-19, a product both he and former HUD Secretary Ben Carson were personal investors in.

Lindell visited Trump at the White House on January 16 to offer last-minute suggestions on how Trump could subvert the election of Joe Biden and remain in power. A Washington Post photographer captured a segment of Lindell's notes, which appear to suggest that Trump invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, among other things. 

On Monday, Lindell announced he was suing the Daily Mail after they published an article claiming he had had a relationship with "30 Rock" actress Jane Krakowski. Both he and Krakowski deny the relationship and in the lawsuit, Lindell alleges the story caused "personal harm and emotional distress." 

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