My pillow guy, Mike Lindell, claims that “bots and trolls” are behind a popular petition urging large retailers to cut ties with his company – and he’s hired private eyes to prove it.
In an interview with The Post, Lindell busted a fake Change.org petition as a fake collected approximately 105,000 signatures Amazon, Walmart and Costco are demanding the sale of its My Pillow products amid Lindell’s continued efforts to cast doubt on Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
“This petition was submitted by companies that are full of bots and trolls,” Lindell told the Post on Wednesday. “All they did is attack retailers. These are hired groups to attack retailers.”
When asked what evidence he has for his claims, Lindell admitted that he is still trying to find out. Instead, he pointed to Facebook profiles with “zero friends” who had posted negative comments on “retailers previously attacked” pages.
“I hired investigators out of my own pocket, huge corporations, to find out who was behind it because someone ordered these attacks,” said the embattled CEO. “Change.org, they are probably another attack group. We will find out who is doing this to our country.”
Change.org, an online petition company with 400 million users, shot down Lindell’s claims, stating that the MyPillow campaign was started by a real person and that all signatures are authentic. The company also found that other users had started petitions in support of Lindell.
“Our engineering team devotes significant resources to spam detection and prevention, from removing spoofed or inactive emails and verifying the authenticity of our users’ email addresses to monitoring petitions for suspicious signatures.” Change.org Representatives told the Post in a statement. “If we are made aware of fraudulent signatures, we remove them immediately – in which case we can confirm that the signatures on this petition are not fraudulent.”
“Bots and Trolls” are a common sucker for Lindell. He is before accused her for boycott threats against My Pillow and allegedly in January the Dominion Voting System – that is sued him for $ 1.3 billion on his false allegations that the company stole votes – “hired bots and trolls and went after all of my salespeople”.
Lindell’s repeated claims that the 2020 election was stolen from ex-President Donald Trump has already resulted in 22 retailers dropping My Pillow products, which cost him an estimated $ 65 million in sales.
The Change.org petitionFounded in mid-January by California man James Lanigan, the company is urging the country’s largest retailers to stop selling MyPillow products, including Bed Bath & Beyond Let products run out.
“It is time to tell our major retailers to stop selling its products,” the petition reads. “We will not support the funding of insurgents!”
Lanigan responded to the Post’s request with a text message, “I’m not a bot. I was busy with nursing school and just finished the clinics.” His Change.org profile describes him as “just a California-based man who is progressive.” Has values and wants to save the environment “.
Lindell told the Post that he was preparing to file his own lawsuit against Dominion next week accusing the voting machine company of suppressing freedom of speech with a series of libel complaints. But he said he didn’t know where the case would be filed.
“They suppressed freedom of speech through lawsuits – I don’t know how many there are now, there could be hundreds of lawsuits and threats against individuals and networks like Fox News,” Lindell said.
Dominion did not immediately respond to requests for comment.