You know a side is desperate when they start pouring money into something and now a new opportunity will be given to someone who wants to earn $150,000 per year – if they agree to infringe on their fellow countryman’s rights to free speech.
The government of Connecticut has created a new bureaucratic position to purge the internet of what the government deems “misinformation,” “fake,” or “false.”
According to a New York Times report, the winner of the new job will be hired to flag memes, “emerging narratives,” and other content that may go “viral.”
One of the tasks given to the new job position, is to specifically target “alt-tech” platforms like GETTR and Rumble and they will also be monitoring “misinformation” in the Spanish language, to ensure Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics are not exposed, so those applying for the position must be bilingual.
It is rumored that this role was developed because this is an election year and Big Leftist Tech wants to ensure that Republicans do not get the win.
Unsurprisingly, other Democrat states have rolled out something similar and California (surprise surprise), Colorado, Idaho and other states are spending taxpayer money to take away their First Amendment rights.
It has been indicated that California and Colorado have both been doing the same thing since 2020.
The “Rapid Response Election Security Cyber Unit,” Colorado’s unit that was deployed in 2020 to stop former President Donald Trump and Republicans from winning the election, has been rolled out again for the upcoming 2022 Midterms.
“This unit is made up of three election security experts who will survey the internet for election misinformation and report it to federal law enforcement,” Reclaim the Net revealed.
Colorado’s Democratic Secretary of State, Jena Griswold attempted to justify the existence of the group by saying that internet users spread “lies are being used to chip away at our fundamental freedoms.”
In California, the office of the Secretary of State is working alongside the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stamp out the truth by probing for “patterns of misinformation across the internet.”
“In addition to these flagging and censorship efforts, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, and Arizona will also be spending millions of dollars on ad campaigns that push ‘accurate’ election information,” Reclaim the Net further reported.
Scott Bates, the Deputy Secretary of State in Connecticut, Scott Bates says his state needs the new role in order to achieve “situational awareness by looking into all the incoming threats to the integrity of elections.”
“Misinformation can erode people’s confidence in elections, and we view that as a critical threat to the democratic process,” Bates noted.
There has been push-back, however, and people are not happy that taxpayer money is being used against those same taxpayers and that the role and intended purpose goes directly against the First Amendment.
“Critics have argued that programs that involve public officials flagging speech for Big Tech platforms to censor violate the First Amendment because the government is forcing these private companies to censor on its behalf,” Reclaim the Net explains.
“However, courts have so far dismissed lawsuits that allege these public-private censorship initiatives violate the First Amendment.”