Katie Hobbs Tried To Get Content Removed From Twitter

(PatrioticPost.com)- A recently discovered filing in the ongoing lawsuit on Big Tech censorship brought by Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana revealed that in January 2021, the office of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs reported election “misinformation” on Twitter which was subsequently removed.

Schmitt and Landry are suing several high-ranking Biden administration officials, accusing them of colluding with social media companies to censor free speech “under the guise of combatting misinformation.”

An August 31 filing in the case shows that on January 7, 2021, the communications director for the Arizona secretary of state’s office emailed the nonprofit cybersecurity organization the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to report “Election Related Misinformation.”

The email flagged two tweets from a redacted Twitter account as being “of specific concern to the Secretary of State.”

According to the communications director, the two posts falsely asserted that the Voter Registration System “is owned and therefore operated by foreign actors.” The comms director requested that CIS review the matter “for action.”

A representative from CIS then forwarded the email to Twitter, writing, “Please see this report below from the Arizona SOS Office.”

A Twitter employee whose name is redacted in the filing replied that the matter would be escalated and later followed up with both CIS and DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) confirming that the tweets had been removed.

After the August filing went viral on Twitter last weekend as a way to claim Katie Hobbs interfered with the Midterm election, Arizona’s Assistant Secretary of State Allie Bones said in a statement that there was nothing unusual about the exchange.

Bones argued that the email “was taken entirely out of context” and had “nothing to do with this year’s midterm election.”

Bones called the controversy over the email exchange “another example of conspiracy theorists” creating “chaos and confusion by casting doubt on our election systems.”

Bones continued, explaining that it is “standard practice” for government agencies, as well as organizations and corporations, “to report content on social media that violates a platform’s terms of service.” She said the Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for ensuring voters “are informed about how to vote and how our election system works,” and one of the ways to do that is to “counter disinformation online that can confuse voters.”