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How The Far Right Spun The Toronto Van Attack As Islamic Terrorism

A tweet from a CBC reporter got picked up and taken out of context

At 2:36 Monday afternoon, Toronto news station CP24 conducted a live phone interview with a man named Dave Leonard, a witness to the Yonge Street van attack.

“Contrary to what I heard earlier,” Leonard said, in apparent reference to a previous CP24 interviewee who had described the suspect as white, “it appeared the man to me to be a Middle Eastern-ish man. But again, I’m not sure that’s what I immediately thought.”

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