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Trans woman wrongly identified as Uvalde shooter hits out at internet misinformation

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A transgender woman ran into false information on the internet after she was misidentified. Shooting suspects involved in Yuvalde, Texas..

20-year-old Sam from Georgia shared a photo posted on Reddit three months ago on Tuesday as a photo of the person responsible for shooting at an elementary school in Yuvalde, which killed 19 children and two adults. I found that it was done.

This was the most deadly mass shooting in the United States this year and the 27th mass shooting at school.

Some social media users have warned her that the allegations are rarely moderated to 4chan, the far-right messaging board. Some photos were also taken from her Instagram account, and false information spread rapidly. Soon she began to face harassment and intimidation.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve been harassed, but this is the first time I’ve been accused of murder,” she told NBC News Wednesday. But she said she was more frustrated than anything else.

“I’m more worried about the families of the victims of the attack,” she said.

To thwart the conspiracy theory, Sam posted another photo of himself dated on Reddit on Wednesday. “It’s not me, I don’t even live in Texas,” she wrote.

shooter, Identified as 18-year-old Salvador RamosWas killed by the police at the scene.

Yuvalde’s school shooting was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos

(Texas Department of Public Safety)

Sam is not the only trans woman who was on the receiving end of such a false information campaign.

Pictures of at least two other trans women were reportedly circulated to spread a similar unfounded theory.

The TransSafety Network, a UK-based group that monitors online threats to the trans community, has also uncovered these claims.

so statement On Wednesday, the group said far-right and gender-critical users “share the false claim that archers are actually trans women.”

Proponents of gun control are on alert outside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in Fairfax, Virginia.

(Getty Images)

“Viral Tweets are a combination of published photos of a real shooter and photos of three different trance people in skirts (neither was a shooter),” the group said. increase.

The group also listed conservative social media users who shared this claim, including Republican representative Paul Gosar of Arizona.

on tuesday, Gosar tweeted that 21 people were killed According to the screenshots in the post, he was a victim of “illegal aliens on the left wing of transsexuals” at Rob Elementary School in Texas... Then he deleted the tweet.

To others who shared Fares’s claim that trans women are shooters, Facebook page Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist and young conservative in South Indiana with more than 4,000 followers.

Jones, who has many supporters within the alt-right, had previously claimed that school shooting was a hoax.

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