MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell rejoined Twitter on Sunday – more than one year after he was banned from the site – just to be re-suspended four hours later.
Lindell had been banned from Twitter in late January 2021 for promoting unfounded claims that the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent.
The social media company said at the time those tweets violated its civic integrity policy it implemented in September 2020 to fight disinformation online.
But following the news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was taking over control of the company, Lindell created a new account on Sunday afternoon, writing: ‘Hello everybody, I’M BACK ON TWITTER.
‘My only account is @MikeJLindell!’ he wrote in the tweet at 1:25pm. ‘Please RT and FOLLOW to SPREAD THE WORD.’
The tweet also included a video of him apparently on a private jet, saying: ‘Hello everyone on Twitter, this is Mike Lindell. I’m here to tell you about my new account.’
He then cautioned his fans about fake accounts impersonating him.