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Quebec is mourning the death of six Muslims following a shooting at Quebec City mosque.
The man charged in connection with the terrorist attack is French Canadian student Alexandre Bissonnette, who was a supporter for Donald Trump and far-right nationalist politician Marine Le Pen.
The 27-year-old man is facing charges of six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder with a restricted weapon.
Before his identity was discovered, some news outlets jumped the gun somewhat.
Fox News reported that the suspect was of Moroccan origin:
You're just gonna leave that this alt- right, woman-hating, French-Canadian, white kid was 'Moroccan' on your Twitt… https://t.co/AiI67pkNuF — Δx Δp ≥ ℏ/2 (@Δx Δp ≥ ℏ/2)
@FoxNews Mosque attack suspect formally charged w/ six counts of murder; Second man cleared, identified as a witness https://t.co/oRzxGHEXDm — Fox News (@Fox News)
@FoxNews Yes, the man you accused of the attack was actually a witness. Fancy retraction. — “in a disappointment for the left” (@“in a disappointment for the left”)
THE SECOND MAN THAT WAS CLEARED IS THE MOROCCAN YOU ORIGINALLY BLAMED @FoxNews CLEAN UP YOUR MESS — jordan (she/her) (@jordan (she/her))
@FoxNews Surely you should delete the original tweet. As your pal, Donald, would say... this is "FAKE NEWS". — Brian (@Brian)
@FoxNews where's the retraction for your false reporting? Imagine what you would say if @nytimes had reported as you did. #fakenews — DanaG (@DanaG)
Donald Trump is a vocal critic of 'fake news' and consistently takes any opportunity to accuse major news outlets of false or inaccurate reporting.
Did the president tweet about Fox News' inaccuracy?
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