Spectacular fail for ‘Frank’, launched in time for Hitler’s birthday

Spectacular fail for ‘Frank’, launched in time for Hitler’s birthday April 20, 2021

Hitler, left and Mike Lindell

AFTER Christian lunatic Mike Lindell promised that his new  multi-million dollar ‘free speech’ social media site, Frankspeech.com  (no cuss words or blasphemy allowed) would be immune from attacks by cancel culture warriors, the site – due to be in full swing by today, Hitler’s birthday – is having massive problems.

Using Telegram, the MyPillock guy said yesterday:

FrankSpeech.com is having a massive attack against it currently. We are working to get it up ASAP! Thank you for your patience.

After someone blamed COMMIE bast#rds on Telegram for the fact that no-one can sign onto the site, I decided to leave a comment:

My comment disappeared before anyone could respond to it. So much for free speech.

Newsweek reports that the platform failed to launch for the second time in a week.

On Friday last week, followers of the Trump-loving shyster were left confused and frustrated after a teased “VIP access” failed to take place. Lindell assured supporters that they would be able to join up when the website went live,

But the rollout quickly turned into a spectacular disaster, with the platform constantly crashing and users unable to create accounts or access the homepage. On social media, Lindell suggested without evidence that the website was being hit with a cyber attack.

While some followers of Lindell’s verified channel on the Telegram chat app said they would patiently wait, others were annoyed by the repeated delays.

One user wrote on Monday:

Was supposed to be Thursday for VIP, then Sunday, then 7 a.m. today, now it’s sometime today. This is borderline ridiculous.

Another said:

Weird. I thought it was supposed to be super secure. Everything is always disappointing.

Shortly after the main platform failed to launch as planned, the Frank website domain was updated to show a livestreamed video feed of Lindell hosting a talk show.

The launch of Frank came after weeks of hype from Lindell, who said it would be able to handle a billion users, be resistant to take-down attempts by Amazon or Google by using his own servers and provide a safe haven for free speech of Americans.

Last Friday, users who submitted their cell phone numbers to sign up for a glimpse of the platform were given no explanation from Lindell for the delay, and continued to complain on the Telegram channel about the lack of access over the weekend.

The MyPillow boss previously pitched the site as a hybrid of YouTube and Twitter – Twatter? – and said it would be used to host his new documentary about election fraud.

While it was described as a free speech site, Lindell said swearing, adult content and taking “God’s name in vain” would be against the rules of his new platform.

He previously claimed to have spent “millions of dollars” making his the “most secure” site, saying:

We are going to be attacked. But I have my own servers.

Before the launch of Frank, Lindell’s plans were slammed by Andrew Torba, the founder of Gab, another social media site that claims to provide a free speech alternative to Facebook and Twitter. Torba blasted Frank and Lindell other new venture, MyStore, as a “rip off” of his own vision. He said:

I don’t think Mike understands what he is getting into with these projects, but he will soon enough.

However:

I wish him all the best.

In the past year, the free speech website Parler also gained significant traction among conservative politicians, right wing politicians and Trump supporters. It was forced offline in January after a content moderation dispute with hosting giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), while its related mobile apps were removed by Google and Apple.

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