MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is planning to relaunch his social media platform at a rally in Mitchell, South Dakota, next month.
Lindell, who is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and a vocal proponent of unsubstantiated claims the 2020 election was stolen from him, released Frankspeech.com on April 19, though the website reportedly has had issues and its social media features have yet to be implemented.
The MyPillow founder told the Washington Examiner on Thursday he expects “10,000 people at least,” although Corn Palace reportedly only has about 4,000 seats. Lindell also said the rally will be viewable online via a live stream and, for those in attendance, they will get “a free copy of my book.”
Corn Palace Director Doug Greenway confirmed the event, scheduled for 6 p.m. local time on May 10, to Dakota News Now.
Lindell’s social media website is called Frank, and is described by the Minnesota-native as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook that he claims allows all types of freedom of speech, although he has admitted certain curse words and saying the Lord’s name in vain will be banned. will be Following the 2020 election, several social media companies began cracking down on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, removing certain posts.
During Wednesday’s episode of the “Bannon War Room” podcast, hosted by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, Lindell called the upcoming rally Frank’s “grand opening to the world,” adding that he chose South Dakota as the state to debut the full features of the website because he is a fan of Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and her hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lindell has been banned from several social media platforms for alleging the November 2020 election was stolen from Trump and has been targeted by Dominion Voting Systems in a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit over repeated claims of election fraud he has lobbed at the company for months.
When Frankspeech.com opened earlier this month, it was accompanied by a livestream pinned to the page and Lindell announced he would sue Dominion for $1.6 billion in damages he alleges the company caused to MyPillow.
Several prominent retailers including Kohl’s and Bed Bath and Beyond have pulled his company’s products from store shelves since he began touting election fraud claims.