Seg. 1: Restoring The Paseo | Seg. 2: Social Media Extremists
Segment 1: Voters will next month determine the fate of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard name.
Residents displeased with the process of renaming The Paseo petitioned to restore its original name, leaving a heated debate to be settled by voters on November 5. The Rev. Vernon Howard Jr., an advocate for renaming the boulevard after the civil rights leader, says "this issue is also about race," but the group that collected more than 2,000 signatures says they reflect people of all backgrounds who want their voices heard.
- Andre Logan, committee member of Save the Paseo
- Rev. Vernon Howard Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City
Segment 2, beginning at 24:29: Extremist are using social media to manipulate the American conversation.
Social media was designed to be unfiltered and liberating, but the loss of traditional media gatekeepers means right-wing propaganda can spread much faster. And it's not only foreign agencies that are concerning — a lot of the misinformation comes from Americans looking to cloud the information ecosystem.
- Andrew Marantz, staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation"