Connecticut is hiring a “misinformation” specialist to police the internet ahead of the midterm elections, according to the state’s budget statement.
The position of a misinformation “security analyst” was proposed by Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill to combat election misinformation that she said has “undermined public confidence in the fairness and capability of election results,” the budget statement says.
The misinformation security analyst’s role will be to “monitor and combat election misinformation on a full-time basis,” the statement reads. Additionally, the budget allocates millions of dollars toward election education, including information on absentee voting and security.
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