The new social media platform “Frank” developed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell continues to have another sabotaged launch day, failing to get up and running for the second time in a week.
It was meant to be available to users on Monday, April 19. Yet, no one was able to register for an account with Frank.
Newsweek reported that the platform experienced consecutive crashes, and the homepage was inaccessible to users.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new social media platform, "FRANK," was slated to have its public launch at 9 AM EST — but things aren't looking good as of now! pic.twitter.com/3DdszJydsB
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 19, 2021
“Frank was attacked. It’s the biggest attack in history next to the election,“ said Lindell in a backup live stream that extended 48 hours. He added that the cyberattacks are targeting the new platform “from all over the world.”
Lindell also had some words for the failure to have Frank officially released on Telegram: “FrankSpeech.com is having a massive attack against it currently. We are working to get it up ASAP! Thank you for your patience.”
FrankSpeech, according to Lindell, was born as resistant to the post-2020-election big tech censorship, which obscures U.S political intel from not only Americans but also the rest of the world. The Trumper businessman promised the platform would provide a safe place for free speech, which relies on the original founding principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as its foundation.
With his own servers, Lindell was able to dodge Amazon and Google’s attempts to takedown Frank. The two giants were able to hinder Parler, another popular free speech platform, from reaching customers earlier this year.
Lindell added that it would be able to offer the service to billions of users.
“I believe it will handle upwards of a billion. If it doesn’t, we will get to that capacity. I don’t think that’s exaggerated, by any means,” he said.
The platform is designed to have a combination of features similar to Youtube and Twitter. Its founder pitched that his updates on election fraud documentary will be published on it.
The conservative promised that even though it provides a playground for freedom of speech, content such as swearing and age-sensitive elements will be filtered.
The first postponed launch was last Friday, as users reported they could not access the platform. Lindell did not provide any explanation for the error, which left the platform’s eager new users confused over the weekend, said Newsweek.
As Newsweek reviewed, Frank is not the only product to counter Big Tech, which uses its monopoly advantage on censoring voices on behalf of political biases. Earlier this month, the MyPillow CEO dropped hints of an online marketplace for entrepreneurs called MyStore developed to counter the retail giant Amazon. It has not been clear if he has enough resources to take on the competition.