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Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, is trying to start a social media site, which has already created a legal threat
Stephen Maturen / Getty ImagesMyPillow founder and staunch ally of Trump, Mike Lindell, plans to build his own social network over the next few weeks to create a haven for the kind of pro-Trump conspiracy theories based on better-known social media Websites were banned. On Lindell’s social media platform Vocl, users can claim that a supercomputer stole Donald Trump’s election or that vaccines are a tool of the devil. Every new social media network faces serious challenges. But Vocl has to deal with a huge problem before starting: There is already a website called “Vocal”, which is spelled with an “A”. On Thursday, lawyers for Vocal’s listed parent company Creatd, Inc. warned Lindell of a letter verified by The Daily Beast to change the name of its social media network and give up ownership of the domain name Vocl.com. If Lindell refuses to change the name, he could be brought to justice. While Lindell has promised to turn Vocl into a “cross between Twitter and YouTube,” Vocal is a publishing platform similar to Medium, allowing writers to publish and monetize articles on, it is clear that you are acting in bad faith and with the intent of Creatd’s brand to benefit, “the letter reads, claiming Lindell’s Vocl would” tarnish “the Vocal brand.” It’s nothing you’ve ever seen, “Lindell previously told Insider. Description of his social network of the same name. “It’s about being able to be vocal again and not walking on eggshells.” Creatd has the trademark for using “vocal” in various ways in connection with social networks, including creating “virtual communities” and “online Network Services “. In addition to transferring ownership of the Vocl.com domain name, Creatd wants Lindell to destroy all Vocl branded products and never use the name again. “Creatd is ready to take all necessary steps to protect Creatd’s valuable intellectual property rights without you noticing,” the letter said. When the embattled MyPillow CEO and Trump friend was asked about the new legal warning on Friday morning, he replied, “This has nothing to do with your brand. I haven’t even started. But it has nothing to do with us. “Lindell claims Vocl is also an acronym.” Ours stands for the ‘victory of the love of Christ,’ “added Lindell. He called back and said,” We looked at this and thought it would be confusing. So we will announce a different name and URL by Monday. ”Lindell is already facing a major lawsuit. In February, voting tech company Voting Systems sued Lindell and MyPillow over baseless allegations that Dominion was involved in a scandalous election theft. At the same time, Lindell, with the help of Trump attorney and Gawker slayer Charles Harder, recently sued the tabloid Daily Mail over the fact that the Trump pal had a “secret romance” with 30 rock and unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Jane Krakowski in January, a story which both parties have flatly denied. For years the pillow mogul has been a personal friend of former President Donald Trump and a die-hard MAGA supporter and activist. During the 2020 presidential election, Lindell co-chaired Trump 2020 in Minnesota. Following the loss of Trump on the electoral college and the general election to Democrat Joe Biden, MyPillow CEO became one of the loudest voices in the country to support Trump’s broader efforts to cancel the result of the presidential race. (Trump’s anti-democratic crusade in this regard naturally culminated with his instigation of the deadly uprising on January 6th in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, an event that led to the ex-president’s second impeachment in the House of Representatives.) During the tumultuous transition period of the President, Lindell was a major funder behind the scenes of several efforts to question the 2020 results, and towards the end of Trump’s tenure, he even visited the then-President at the White House to inform him of discredited documents claiming so will help China and other foreign nations hack and throw elections at Biden. Since the beginning of the Biden era, Lindell has not given up aggressively promoting the fiction that Trump actually won, even if it resulted in his being banned from certain social media platforms, shunned by other companies and his business the legal risk increased. Alternative social media networks aimed at conservatives have been challenged by hacks and other technical issues, but Lindell claims Vocl will not face these issues. Hackers recently hit the far-right social network Gab while the social media platform Parler went offline for a month after the US Capitol riot when Amazon Web Services received support for its hosting. In contrast, Lindell told Insider that Vocl would have its own “space age” servers to prevent hacking. Lindell told Insider that Vocl had about 10 employees but declined to describe them or describe where they work. for your safety. “According to a speech Lindell gave at a rally in Arizona on Wednesday, Vocl users can promote conspiracy theories about electoral fraud and vaccines.” Every word out of their mouth says Dominion, Smartmatic scam, vaccine scam, “Lindell told the cheering crowd and described the content of Vocl. Read more at The Daily Beast. Do you have a tip? Submit it to The Daily Beast here. 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