Mike Lindell’s new social platform crashes — and MyPillow guy didn’t even notice – By Zachary Petrizzo (Salon) / April 21 2021
“Frank sucks. Mike rocks,” one user wrote in response to the crash
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell‘s new social media site, FRANK, crashed on Wednesday morning as “election fraud” experts and Lindell barreled forward with their 48-hour “Frank-a-thon” event, which features both Lindell’s half-baked conspiratorial documentaries about the 2020 election alongside segments in which Lindell berates journalists.
“We are performing scheduled site maintenance at this time. Please check back with us later,” read a notice on the platform’s website on Wednesday morning.
Salon called Lindell for comment, but an assistant picked up and reported that Lindell was currently on set doing an interview for FRANK, even though his live-streaming platform was down and no one could watch it live.
Lindell later declined to comment by phone but sent Salon a text message saying, “Very happy that we’re have been able to get the evidence of the election crimes out to over 200 million people! Our broadcast has not broke once, and the launch has been amazing!” In fact, the supposed social media platform aspect of FRANK simply hasn’t worked yet: Users still aren’t able to create accounts and profiles as they would on Facebook or Twitter. As The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer stated on The Beast’s “Fever Dreams” podcast: “This is not really a social media site in any recognizable form.”