Elon Musk isn’t in charge of Twitter yet.
Mr. Lindell had been banned last year for spreading “misinformation” on the 2020 presidential election, specifically claiming that voting machines were tampered with in order to rob now-former President Donald Trump.
In the week since Mr. Musk and Twitter have agreed to the Tesla CEO’s purchase, numerous banned conservatives (Mr. Trump not among them though) have said they will return. Meanwhile, others have provocatively tweeted such banned ideas as referring to transgender public figures as Rachel Levine and Lia Thomas by their biological sex.
Daily Beast reporter Zachary Petrizzo (and other people almost certainly) noticed the CEO’s “attempting to evade his previous Twitter ban” and said he had “reached out to Twitter regarding Mike Lindell being back on their platform.”