Popularly known as My Pillow guy, Michael James Lindell is a 60-year-old American businessman, conservative political activist, and conspiracy theorist. He is the founder and CEO of My Pillow Inc, a pillow, bedding, and slipper manufacturing company. He has also founded the Lindell Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides treatments and other services to drug addicts. Also standing to his credit is a self-published book about his addiction and relationship with God.
Mr. Lindell has been one of the leading voices to propagate conspiracy theories that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. He has produced documentaries, hosted rallies, and has a devoted social media platform to further these claims.
Frank Speech is a social media app launched by Mike Lindell, MyPillow, who is also affectionately known as the MyPillow guy.
Lindell has been blocked from Twitter, sued by voting machine company Dominion, and had his products pulled by retailers, all in the space of a few months after he pushed the conspiracy theory that voting machines switched votes from former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden during the 2020 election.
On Monday, Lindell held a rally at the Corn Place in Mitchell to officially launch Frank Speech. The name of the site comes from “being frank with someone.” The rally saw roughly 1000 guests lined up around Corn Valley hours before the commencement of the rally.
Frank looked more like a broadcast location than a social media platform at the launch. According to Lindell, users will be able to create profiles and have their posts over time and hopes it will run similarly to a combination of Twitter and YouTube.
Lindell said he came up with the idea for Frank after he was removed from several mainstream social media platforms. Lindell
also noted that the site is “reverse-engineered” and that when influencers join, “they will now have a platform where all the people down here follow them instantly.” “They don’t have to earn their followers,” he added.
The description says the site was launched in retaliation against “cancel culture” and “political correctness.”
Lindell told Metaxas that Frank would be “the most secure platform ever” and that he uses all his own servers so that “they will not be able to break into it.”
“People are going to have more followers,” Lindell told Steve Bannon recently. “Ten times more followers.”
In a shocking move, Lindell has admitted that criticism of Trump will be permitted on the site. “Free speech is not pornography. Free speech is not ‘I’m going to kill you,” said Lindell, who is currently being sued by voting machine manufacturer Dominion for $1.3bn over his free speech about the election.
Agenda behind Frank Speech
Lindell has been banned from high-end social media platforms due to his frank speech (pun intended) about the elections being fraudulent. In recent months, Lindell has proven to be the sails to the flagship of controversial claims regarding Biden’s election as president. He recently hosted a Thanksgiving Telethon lasting from the Wednesday of Thanksgiving to Sunday and filed a Supreme Court case regarding the elections being stolen from Trump 2 days later.
The launch of Frank Speech comes as the latest in a series of publicity stunts directed at diverting attention towards Trump in his post-presidential days. With no other platform to toot the Trump horn on, Lindell has taken the bold step of creating his own social media platform to propagate further his views that might have been flagged or taken down on other social media websites.
Lindell’s comments about Frank Speech
Mike Lindell will launch a new free speech platform that he thinks will put YouTube and Twitter out of business. But it turns out it will limit what users can say – by stopping them from, among other things, taking the Lord’s name in vain.
“Everyone is going to be able to talk freely,” said Mike Lindell about the platform called Frank, which is set to roll out on 19 April, in an interview with the conservative host Graham Ledger on the Ledger Report podcast. “When you come over now, you are going to be able to speak out and have opinions.”
“You don’t get to use the four swear words: the c-word, the n-word, the f-word, or God’s name in vain,” Lindell explained in a video on the Frank landing page.
In an attempt to differentiate itself from other “anything goes” conservative-leaning social networking platforms, Lindell, a Christian, has laid out the type of speech his users will not be able to freely use, including profanity, sexual content, and profane language.
Lindell, the, let us say, creative-mind theorist, who was banned from Twitter earlier this year for his persistent lies about how Trump actuate the 2020 election, met with the former president in January. Apparently urging him to consider martial law to defend that claim. He has recently said he’d hired private investigators to look into why Fox News won’t book him anymore framed the social media venture as a mix between Twitter and YouTube.
“You’re going to have your own YouTube channel, only that’s your Twitter handle,” he said.
“Oh and, by the way, it will also put both companies out of business,” he said.
The webpage describes why Lindell decided to launch the website and what it would be used for.
It says that Frank “will be the platform for Americans who want to defend life, liberty, and all the freedoms that have marked America as the long longest-run institutional Republic in the history of the world.”
How to access Frankspeech on Roku?
Frank’s speech can be accessed via android or iOS by heading to the Roku webpage. This webpage is also available for laptop/ PC users.
A link for accessing Frankspeech is provided here.