No, there wasn’t a terror attack in Ottawa

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Ottawa Police are warning of a bizarre hoax going around, where fake news articles are being posted in local Facebook groups claiming a major terror attack has unfolded somewhere in the city.

Whether it was something sinister in downtown Ottawa or an ISIS attack in Kanata (Seriously, why would ISIS target Kanata?)

One website appeared to have dozens of identical articles, with simply the city name changed. The websites are sketchy at best, with popup ads and no doubt attempting to infect your computer.

Just stick with credible outlets, folks. Check out our local media directory for some!

 


Devyn Barrie

Devyn Barrie is an editor for OttawaStart.com and writes for our sister site StittsvilleCentral.ca. He studies journalism at Algonquin College. Follow him on Twitter @DevynBarrieNews.

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