Mike Lindell’s New Social Media Platform Attacked After Launch

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launched a new social media platform, “Frank,” on Monday morning, but users aren’t yet able to set up profiles to interact on the platform.

“Frank was attacked, it’s the biggest attack in history next to the election,“ Lindell said in the livestream, suggesting that the platform is facing cyberattacks “from all over the world.”

Lindell made the remarks as he is holding a 48-hour live stream as a “backup plan.” The livestream had around 15 million views at around noon, increasing to about 90 million at 10 p.m., Lindell said.

Frank, also known as Frank Speech, is described to be a mix of YouTube and Twitter.

Noting that he’s received death threats, Lindell said he has his own servers so that when the website goes operational, it won’t be vulnerable to being shut down by third-party providers. Earlier this year, social media website Parler was effectively de-platformed after Amazon Web Services took it down, and after Google and Apple removed it from their respective app stores.

During the livestream, Lindell also took aim at fact-checkers, saying that “Facebook decides what to do after the fact,” and noting that sometimes fact-checkers give the right information—but Big Tech platforms impose their own views.

Joined by retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, conservative musician Ted Nugent, and Steve Bannon on the stream, the MyPillow CEO said he is optimistic amid the cyberattacks and described it as the “bad part of the movie.” But it’s also the “best part of the movie” because, according to Lindell, he believes the best part is about to come, praising the constitutional principles and emphasizing the importance of divine laws.

“[People] want to hear this call for freedom, we are having a reformation or a revival,” said Flynn. “American people are starting to wake up, the world’s people are beginning to wake up.”