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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:

However, when Bissonnette’s identity became known, people quickly criticised the article for reporting a false suspect:

Fox News issued the following update to the story:

Since when is the witness to an attack, the ‘second man’?

The news organisation was also criticised for failing to remove the original tweet, which was factually wrong:

There are calls to retract the article altogether:

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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