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The state of Connecticut is about to crack down on your social media platforms.
The New York Times says the Democrat-controlled state is going to hire a misinformation expert.
It’s a good job if you feel comfortable spying on your family and friends. $150,000 per year – paid for by Connecticut taxpayers.
They’re looking for someone who will flag and censor what Democrats consider to be misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
“We have to have situational awareness by looking into all the incoming threats to the integrity of elections,” said Scott Bates, Connecticut’s deputy secretary of the state. “Misinformation can erode people’s confidence in elections, and we view that as a critical threat to the democratic process.”
“Connecticut officials said the state’s goal was to patrol the internet for election falsehoods,” The Times reports. “On May 7, the Connecticut Legislature approved $2 million for internet, TV, mail and radio education campaigns on the election process, and to hire an election information security officer.”
Basically, they want to hire a six-figure snitch.
Connecticut’s misinformation network will work directly with social media to remove postings they find offensive.
Colorado lawmakers also plan to redeploy a “Rapid Response Election Security Cyber Unit.”
“We are seeing a threat atmosphere unlike anything this country has seen before,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold told The Times. “Facts still exist, and lies are being used to chip away at our fundamental freedoms.”
And California is working with the Department of Homeland Security to search for “patterns of misinformation across the Internet.
Both states, by the way, are ruled by Democrats.
It’s not so much about banning misinformation as it is about banning information the left disagrees with. It’s state-sanctioned censorship.