No, this young transgender woman is not the author of the massacre in Texas – Liberation

After the massacre of 19 children and two teachers that occurred in an elementary school in Uvalde in the United States, Internet users published photos (wrongly) accusing a transgender youth, accompanied by transphobic comments.

As a result of the massacre, on Tuesday, May 24, of 19 children and two teachers in an elementary school in Texas (United States), several viral publications assure that it would be a transgender youth. They are accompanied by photographs showing this person wearing makeup or even wearing a skirt and, in several cases, transphobic messages.

In France, the rumor was spread on social networks by the followers of Eric Zemmour, but also by the Sud Radio journalist André Bercoffthat evokes “the end of a broken empire”.

It is especially in the murder-stricken United States that this misinformation has been widely spread. Initially part of a series of photos posted on the 4chan forum, it was later taken up on all social networks. In particular, in a since-deleted tweet from Paul Gosar, elected to the United States Congress and known to be a fervent supporter of Donald Trump. “He is a left-wing illegal immigrant transsexual”the Republican deputy had written.

The photos of the real alleged murderer, identified as Salvador Ramos, have been published by the US media (here on the site of the New York Post for example) of the content that the adolescent himself had published through his account on the social network Instagram, deleted since the murder. Included were two black-and-white self-portraits of the 18-year-old in a hooded jacket, neck-length brown hair, as well as shots showing him holding a rifle magazine and two semi-automatic rifles. automatic. Despite a vaguely similar haircut, the images released by the American far right and later broadcast in France therefore do not show the same person at all.

All these photos were taken from the Reddit account of a young American woman, who introduces herself there as “transgender and lesbian”, and recounts his transition in his posts. In a recent post, she writes: “I love skirts, I wish I had been a girl sooner.” After being informed of the rumor about her, the girl responded by posting a photo of herself on Reddit, with the following message: “That’s not me, I don’t even live in Texas.”

contacted by To watch the news, says he is 20 years old -two years older than the identified murderer- and lives in the US state of Georgia, located on the east coast -more than 1,000 kilometers from Texas-. the girl says to herself “especially annoying” of the denigration to which he is subjected, and is more concerned “For the families of the victims”.

According to information transmitted to the media by local authorities, the alleged murderer is a US citizen who studied at the Uvalde high school. Salvador Ramos, whose motives are still unknown, was killed in an exchange of fire with the police.

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