A few weeks ago, avid Trump supporter and owner of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, announced he would launch his own social media platform.
His announcement might have been influenced by continuous censorship of his posts on Big Tech platforms, which accused him of spreading conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential election.
Lindell’s new platform, called Frank Speech, is set to launch on April 19. On Monday, he appeared on Eric Metaxas’ radio show to promote it.
Perhaps one of the most interesting revelations he made was that his platform will not be as free as people would have imagined. He claimed that his platform will be “a Judeo-Christian platform” that will follow Biblical principles.
“People asked me, ‘You’re going to let everything go? Porn? Swearing? Everything?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not,’” Lindell said.
“We have a thing we found in the Constitution and our founding fathers that defines what free speech is. And Eric, get this, this Judeo-Christian platform we’re going to have here, they go by biblical principles—you know, you get to the Supreme Court, you have the 10 Commandments there—so, in other words, you’re not going to have porn up there, you’re not going to have these sites that contain material that go against our Constitution, go against what our founding fathers put in there.”
“You’re not going to be able to swear,” Lindell added. “There will be four words for sure you can’t say: You can’t say the C-word, the N-word, the F-word, and you can’t use God’s name in vain. What a concept. Right?”
Another thing that will not be allowed on Frank Speech is lying, as he says it is against the Ninth Commandment, which states: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
“Another thing you can’t do [is], what we define in there, is totally defame someone.” Lindell said. “What’s the Ninth Commandment? I can’t even think now, but in the Ninth Commandment, you’re bearing false witness, I believe it is. So, if you’re putting a complete lie against Eric; if I say, ‘Eric Metaxas did something terrible’ and it’s an out and out lie, that’s not free speech. That is not free speech.”
Lindell didn’t elaborate on who gets to determine and police “lies” or the method by which they would be policed.
Lindell insisted that Frank Speech will not restrict what he calls “true free speech.”
“What I’m not going to do is suppress true free speech,” he said. “When someone goes out there and says, ‘I don’t like what’s going down at the border,’ or ‘I don’t like that our country was attacked and nobody’s trying to know you did anything about it or is doing anything about it,’ that’s free speech.”