How A False News Report Sparked An Islamophobic Backlash In Quebec
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How A False News Report Sparked An Islamophobic Backlash In Quebec
"I don’t care if it's true or not," said one protester outside the mosque

As the number of shares on the questionable article grew, Maxime Fiset took a step back.

Fiset, a former right-wing extremist, is a project associate at the Montreal-based Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, which monitors radicalization in Quebec across the political and religious spectrums. It’s a job that necessitates a finely tuned bullshit detector — and that detector was already buzzing.

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