Alleged Toronto attacker has confirmed links to misogynistic online communities

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

On April 23, Alek Minassian allegedly drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, killing 10 and injuring 15. In posts on Facebook that the social media company has confirmed as his, Minassian alluded to online message board 4chan’s women-hating “involuntary celibate” community (whose members call themselves “incels”). That community has cheered the attack, while right-wing conspiracy theorists and far-right trolls have blamed it on...

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