Twitter Continues Conservative Cull with Permanent Ban for Mike Lindell
Has social media become a bottleneck in our First Amendment?
Aspiring politicians, who once would go before their constituents and leverage their agenda for votes, will soon skip this public-facing phase altogether.
You see, there’s a bottleneck in the First Amendment right now, where social media corporations appear to have a willingness to shape the majority of public discourse to their liking. They can turn Trump off like a faucet. They could do the same to Kamala Harris, too. They could make sure that every single user on their platform has to watch a message from Joe Biden every morning when they wake up.
They have nigh unlimited power in the public space, and there will no doubt be a reckoning of sorts coming in the not-so-distant future.
But, for now, they’re still going after anyone and everyone they please.
Twitter has suspended Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, from the social media platform. He had been using his Twitter account to spread disinformation about the 2020 election, including false claims of voter fraud and election rigging.
Lindell’s account was “permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civil Integrity Policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told NPR. It was not immediately clear which posts from Lindell led to his removal from the social media platform.
Lindell is a close ally of former President Donald Trump and visited the White House during the final week of Trump’s administration.
The My Pillow executive was photographed leaving the White House in those last few days, holding notes that appeared to discuss “martial law”, leading many to wonder if he was lobbying Trump to try something drastic to remain in power.
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