ARIZONA NEWS

Twitter CEO Elon Musk part of Arizona GOP candidate Mark Finchem’s account unlocking

Oct 31, 2022, 6:22 PM
(Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)...
(Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)
(Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)

PHOENIX — New Twitter CEO and “Chief Twit” Elon Musk has made many headlines since his takeover of the massive social media company.

On Monday, Musk made news when he responded to claims that Arizona Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem had been “blocked” one week before the election.

Finchem took to Facebook posting that Twitter had “temporarily limited” some of his account features.

“They won’t say what I did wrong. Elon, this is not free speech,” Finchem posted.

Finchem urged his supporters to tag Musk on Twitter saying, “They are trying to put their thumb on the scales of this election.”

“Looking into it,” Musk tweeted just a few hours after the issue.

It is not clear why Finchem’s account was locked but shortly after it was unlocked, the GOP candidate tweeted to Musk, his supporters and other Republican backers.

“We are back! Thank you Elon Musk for stopping the commie who suspended me from Twitter a week before the election. Twitter is much better with you at the helm.”

Musk recently took over Twitter after his $44 billion purchase and has made a myriad of moves on top of Finchem’s account, including firing many top-level executives.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Arizona Public Service)...
KTAR.com

APS boss says big rate hike necessary to keep up with customer demand

The president of Arizona's largest public utility said Wednesday a proposed monthly base rate hike of at least 23% is necessary but most customers would not see that large an increase.
13 hours ago
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)...
Danny Shapiro

Arizona Chamber of Commerce president says Super Bowl could bring state up to $2 billion

Danny Seiden, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, projects the state to strongly benefit from the Super Bowl.
13 hours ago
U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, left, wants to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayor...
KTAR.com

Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona aims to impeach Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas

U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona plans to unveil articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of border security.
13 hours ago
Beyoncé (Carlijn Jacobs Photo)...
KTAR.com

Beyoncé announces Renaissance World Tour with metro Phoenix stop

Get ready for a royal visit, as Queen B herself, Beyoncé, is bringing her 2023 stadium tour to the State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
13 hours ago
Steven Ryan Michael (Peoria Police Department Photo)...
KTAR.com

Man arrested after allegedly sexually abusing jogger in Peoria

A Phoenix man was arrested Saturday, accused of sexually abusing a woman who was jogging in Peoria, authorities said.
13 hours ago
Linda Cain (Photo via Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)...
KTAR.com

Woman missing from Phoenix neighborhood found safe after Silver Alert

A woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert after she disappeared from a Phoenix neighborhood was found safe Wednesday, authorities said.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk part of Arizona GOP candidate Mark Finchem’s account unlocking