Canada’s National Observer reports:
A strongly-worded letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office has prompted Fox News to apologize and delete a false report, posted on Twitter, that incorrectly described the alleged gunman of the Quebec City shooting as a Moroccan.
Kate Purchase, director of communications in the Prime Minister’s Office, pointed out the “false and misleading language” in a letter to the American television news network’s co-president Bill Shine that was released to the media Tuesday.
“Canada is an open, welcoming country that stands by its citizens,” she writes, describing the country as a “nation of millions of immigrants and refugees” and “hundreds of cultures, languages and religions.”
“These tweets by Fox News dishonour the memory of the six victims and their families by spreading misinformation, playing identity politics, and perpetuating fear and division within our communities.
The killer’s social media history has revealed his support for Trump and French fascist leader Marine Le Pen. He was also known to have trolled an online support group for refugees.