Twitter made its decision based on a new policy it enacted after the Capitol uprising, where people who repeatedly shared election misinformation could be permanently banned.
“The account you applied to has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our Civil Integrity Policy,” the spokesperson told CNN.
It is not immediately clear which tweets led to Lindell’s ban.
According to this policy, the more violations a person commits, the more severe the ban. For example, two alerts may result in a 12-hour lockout, while five or more may result in what the company calls a “permanent suspension.”
“After taking a close look at the recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them, we suspended the account permanently due to the risk of inciting further violence,” Twitter said.
“In the context of this week’s horrific events, we made clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules could potentially result in just such actions.”
Following two tweets of Twitter’s decision that violated the company’s policy against glorifying violence, Twitter said, “These two Tweets should be read in the context of broader events in the country and in the context of ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, as well as inciting violence. in the context of the behavioral pattern from this statement in the weeks. “