Skip to comments.2022 Midterm Elections: That stench from Arizona grows
Posted on 12/05/2022 9:29:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
It wasn't just Democrat operatives from Biden campaign who were directing Twitter to censor posts unfavorable to Joe Biden's presidential prospects behind closed doors.
Arizona Democrat gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, whose job at the time was sitting secretary of state, also got in on the act.
According to the Post Millennial:
Arizona Governor-Elect Katie Hobbs is facing backlash as proof that her office requested for certain tweets to be censored came out of Elon Musk's release of the "Twitter Files," the internal documents showing collusion between government officials, campaign teams, and other like actors with the social media giant to silence political dissent.
On January 7 2021, the communications director for Hobbs' Secretary of State office emailed the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a 501 nonprofit cybersecurity organization that "makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation," according to their website.
"I'm flagging this Twitter account for your review," Hobbs' comms director wrote to email@example.com, linking to an unidentified profile. The subject line was "Election Related Misinformation."
The "misinformation" department at CIS then forwarded the message along to an employee at Twitter, writing "Please see this report below from the Arizona SOS office. Please let me know if you have any questions."
"Thank you," Twitter wrote back. "We will escalate."
About seven hours later, a Twitter employee wrote again; "Thank you... both tweets have been removed from the service." Copied on this response was an employee at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a branch under the federal government's Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Well, that's service with a smile.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
It's unknown if there have been further communications with the Twitter office, through the Department of Homeland Security since that date.
The heavily redacted document, found on page 46 of Elon Musk's Twitter document dump, and viewable here, shows that the communicant was someone calling herself the communications director for the Arizona secretary of state's office. Who might that be? Well, a Google search shows that the name that comes up is one C. Murphy Hebert, a former Democrat party communications director for the Legislature whose apparent Twitter account, abandoned since 2016, reads:
Arizona House Democratic communications director, occasional consultant, writer and unabashed giggler.
So she's been a Democrat operative for awhile.
Her LinkedIn page seems to have been blocked off or deleted. "We're having trouble loading the page," says my LinkedIn search result.
Someone took a screen shot of her LinkedIn résumé before it was blocked off:
Look where else C. Murphy Hebert worked before she worked for Katie Hobbs--> pic.twitter.com/qxb1nIiJNk— Peggy McClain (@redwildcat) December 4, 2022
Her bio also has been scrubbed from the Arizona Secretary of State's office, though she is still listed as the communications director.
Update: That seems to have been blocked or deleted, too — there appears to be no information at all about a communications director as this is being written, with just a nameless form email for those who wish to communicate with her.
Here is what I saw earlier; someone else took a screen shot.
After a quick search, it seems the director of communications for the office is C. Murphy Hebert.
I don't know why they redacted it,https://t.co/zUZGIEMxv6 https://t.co/S0nHtFl8VF pic.twitter.com/Ftae6X6RVy — FixPhillyFireKrasner (@LibertyVigilant) December 4, 2022
I clicked on that name at the time, and there was only a dead link. Now there appears to be nothing at all.
A search of her last name on the state site signals that someone manipulated the search result to show "bike shed" rather than Hebert, leaving no results. Here is a screen grab.
Maybe there's a completely innocent explanation for the Hobbs office communicating with Twitter to censor tweets, but the scrubbing in recent hours suggests maybe something isn't so innocent. Why the scrubbing if everything was on the up and up?
Why this behavior? And more to the point, what other tweets did Hobbs's office call on Twitter to have censored? Did she have the tweets of her rival, Kari Lake, shadowbanned, too?
This is a significant case because unlike that of the Biden campaign calling to censor tweets regarding the abandoned laptop of Hunter Biden and all its revelations of corruption and debauchery, this request came from a state actor, looking to shut down tweets in the name of stopping "disinformation." This is a bona fide case of state-sponsored censorship, done under cover of darkness, and Twitter was happy to serve as the loyal lapdog for it. By mid-2021, Hobbs was running for governor of the state as well as counting the votes, so things got convenient.
Arizona's Republican candidate on the short end of this stick, Kari Lake, has begun probably a series of lawsuits alleging voter suppression. Well, it seems that the voter suppression wasn't just limited to curiously broken voting machines on a mass scale in Maricopa County as votes were counted. There may well have been suppression of voters through Twitter as well, in what undoubtedly appears to be an undeclared campaign contribution from Twitter to the Hobbs campaign.
Where is Harmeet Dhillon on this? Asking for a friend.
Please wake me when ANY DEMOCRAT IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CRIMINAL ACTS.
That was a great summary.
Show your disgust for the lying RINOs who enable the cheating because they would rather a Rat win than MAGA!
Cali GOP National Committeewoman got paid well to take a dive? - https://www.gop.com/about-our-party/rnc-members/
It's a big club and you ain't in it and neither is Kari Lake evidently
They have, and will, get away with it and NOTHING will be done. Our nation is screwed.
“it is a tale...full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing>”
Nothing will change. The information will be read and absorbed by those of us on the right, but it will be suppressed and “debunked” by the MSM and the Left to the point that huge swaths of the population will not even hear of it or be so confused that they will not develop any righteous anger that would be necessary to take any action.
The power elite will win another one.
“it is a tale...full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing>”
I’ll take fart in the breeze for a $1000 Alex.
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