The former Kansas City weather dude and his anti-mask politics earned social media rebuke . . . Here's a peek at how a local school district was forced to cope with the problem he created . . .
During the pandemic, many school boards, city and state governments pivoted to using social media to broadcast their meetings. Now some are running into problems with Big Tech for spreading medical misinformation.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - At the mid-May Shawnee Mission School Board meeting, state Sen. Mike Thompson, a former Kansas City meteorologist, mask-less to protest the district's mask policy. Thompson said masks exposed children to potential carcinogens. "Think of it this way," said Thompson. "I'm about six feet tall.