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To: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook: Stop advertising for seditious MyPillow Guy
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell promotes dangerous conspiracy theories that threaten our democratic freedoms. But he says he's spending millions of dollars advertising on Facebook. Lindell is peddling many of the same dangerous lies about Donald Trump that forced you to remove Trump from your platform. If retailers like Costco and Wayfair can end their contracts with MyPillow over Lindell's lies, then so must you. Facebook must stop making money off of Lindell's lies and immediately stop running MyPillow advertisements.
Why is this important?
As a Facebook user, I was shocked to receive an advertisement for MyPillow on my Facebook feed.
MyPillow's CEO, Mike Lindell, is a dangerous liar and conspiracy theorist. During Donald Trump's crusade to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election that resulted in a deadly insurrection led by white supremacists, the "MyPillow Guy" outdid even disgraced figures like Rudy Giuliani and Sydney Powell in trumpeting false information and lobbying Trump to turn the military on the American people.
His lies were so bad that major retailers like Kohl's and Bed Bath and Beyond stopped selling MyPillow products.
But Lindell has doubled down on his aggressive lies, and is now holding rallies at which he spouts the QAnon fiction that Trump will somehow be reinstated as president. Department of Homeland Security officials have told lawmakers that they expect this conspiracy theory to inflame the threat of extremist violence, just like the lies Trump and Lindell spread helped fuel the racist violence of January 6.
These are the kinds of dangerous lies that got Trump booted from Facebook for violating its terms of service. Yet Facebook is still making money off of MyPillow's CEO, who has increased his online advertising as a result of being kicked out of retail stores.
Enough is enough. It's time for Facebook to be consistent, and stop taking money from MyPillow, indirectly propping up and amplifying Lindell's conspiracy theories.