The Connecticut Governor and Secretary of State have a new position available ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
They’re looking for the state’s first ‘misinformation spotter’ and will offer an enticing $150,000 salary for the Censurer in Chief.
While the official job title is security analyst, the individual will be expected to combat misinformation ‘on a full-time’ basis.
In a nutshell, Connecticut wants their own Ministry of Truth.
New: Connecticut’s Help Wanted: misinformation spotter, salary $150k.
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What is it with these idiots? Connecticut Governor and Secretary of State offer $150K salary to hire 'misinformation spotter' ahead of November elections
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Daily Mail reported:
Their job will be to identify and flag information that they think may significantly disrupt election activities, and to boost the public’s confidence in the fairness and accuracy of results.
It is all part of a massive campaign against alleged misinformation funded by Democrat Governor Ned Lamont, and overseen by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.
Merril, who has joined other state secretaries on the #TrustedInfo2022 national public education effort, called misinformation ‘the issue of our lifetime.’
‘With the 2022 elections fast approaching, it is important to remember that election officials are the trusted sources for accurate election information,’ Secretary Merrill said in January.
The job’s appealing salary, $150,000, is just below twice the average income for a resident in the Constitution State.
The state’s misinformation officer will target certain platforms, such as websites Gettr, Rumble and 4Chan, and more commonly used platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, the New York Times reported.
The initiative is part of a larger campaign by Lamont that will allocate $2 million for public information efforts to educate and inform registered voters.
An additional $4million will be allotted to Democracy Initiatives Projects, a project managed by Merrill that focuses on upgrading dated voter registration systems and election applications.
‘Connecticut and American elections are free, fair, and secure, and I will continue to fight election misinformation and ensure that American elections remain trustworthy for every voter,’ Merrill wrote on her official website.