(JustPatriots.com)- The new social media site created by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell experienced technical issues on its first day of operation, which prevented users from creating an account on the platform.
The site, called simply Frank, was scheduled to launch Monday morning at 8 a.m. CT. At launch time, the site only showed a 502 error, meaning the host of the site wasn’t working properly.
Lindell posted a live video that told users they’d be able to sign up for an account “sometime today.” Only 15 minutes later, people could enter their email address as well as select a username, but when they went to complete the sign-up process, another error occurred.
On Parler, another social media account, Lindell posted that Frank was “having a massive attack against it currently. We are working to get it up ASAP! Thank you for your patience.”
Then, he posted a live video talking about the site and the issues that it was experiencing. While Lindell didn’t give any details about the attack on his site, he said it was “probably the biggest ever.” He added:
“I don’t know if it was bots or what.”
This is somewhat ironic for Lindell, who has said in the past that he spent millions of dollars to beef up the security of the site, in anticipation of him being the target of cyberattacks. In a recent video he posted online, Lindell said:
“We’re going to be attacked, but I have my own servers and everything. We’re not going to be worried about Amazon taking it down, or YouTube, or Google, or Apple.”
The site has been experiencing issues over the last week. VIP access was supposed to be made available to specific users last Thursday, but those who pre-registered for that access reported being unable to access the site.
Lindell decided to change that launch to Monday morning, and said that more people could sign up for an account at that time as well. He had plans for a morning of celebration, broadcasting live with a “historic announcement followed by a lineup of guests.”
That didn’t happen, though, as the site experienced issues right from the beginning.
Lindell decided to start his own social media platform after being banned by Twitter back in January. That social media giant banned Lindell in the wake of comments he made about election fraud and the attacks on the U.S. Capitol building earlier that month.
He has consistently said the 2020 presidential election was rigged and stolen from former President Donald Trump, of whom he’s a big ally of.
Lindell is one of many people who has been sued by Dominion Voting Systems for saying the company’s election technology changed votes from Trump to President Joe Biden.
Since he was silenced on the major social media platforms, Lindell took it on himself to start a site that would cater to free speech and conservative voices. He said Frank would be a cross between both YouTube and Twitter, allowing people to “be vocal again” and not be “walking on eggshells.”