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The founder and CEO of My Pillow has been permanently banned from Twitter.

The social media platform announced late Monday that Mike Lindell has been suspended because of repeated violations of Twitter’s policy on election misinformation, Reuters reported.

The exact tweets that lead to the suspension were not released, CNN reported.

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Lindell, who is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, financially backed the movements to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Lindell had almost half a million followers to spread disinformation about alleged voter fraud in the election, which dozens of court hearings found to be baseless, Reuters reported.

Twitter has an escalating punishment system as users break the rules.

Two violations against a user result in a 12-hour ban. Five or more violations can result in a permanent suspension.

“You may not use Twitter’s services for the purposes of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes,” Twitter said about the policy, according to CNN.

Lindell is not the first high-profile user to be banned from Twitter. Trump’s personal account was suspended Jan. 8, CNN reported.