MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social media platform is up...kind of

The site, called Frank, is online but not really working.

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Launching a social media platform is trickier than making a comfy pillow. 

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell spent months creating a new social media platform after he was banned from Twitter due to his constant tweets regarding bogus claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The ardent fan of former President Donald Trump planned for his new site to launch Monday, and on Thursday, the site is up although the social media features aren't. 

Frank is Lindell's social media platform that was intended to go live Monday morning, but the site went down multiple times, which he alleged was the result of a "massive attack." Instead, Lindell held a livestream marathon on Monday and Tuesday, during which he continued to push debunked voter fraud theories while speaking with right-wing pundits. He also contended with multiple prank callers, including one who pretended to be Trump. On Wednesday morning, the Frank website displayed a message saying, "We are performing scheduled site maintenance at this time. Please check back with us later." 

The site is online as of Thursday, but it has no social media features. On the front page is a livestream of Lindell pushing more bogus voter fraud theories and a documentary Lindell produced that contains even more false claims. 

"Right now we're working on new features -- keep checking back," said a message on the site.

Lindell did release a bit of news Monday morning with the launch of Frank. He said he filed a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems for "suppression of speech and attacks on the company." This comes two months after the company sued him for the same amount for voter fraud claims. 

Frank, according to Lindell, was to consist of features similar to YouTube and Twitter. There was an initial VIP launch on Thursday, but that was delayed. Lindell says he has conservative pundits planning content for Frank and offered bonuses to banned YouTube creators who develop content for his platform. 

MyPillow didn't immediately provide comment.