How it works: A false claim about the Odessa shooter in Texas being a Beto O’Rourke supporter appeared as a tweet from a far-right account called @UncleSamsChild, which has nearly 30k followers.

This tweet quickly turned into screenshot images shared on Instagram from proxy accounts for @UncleSamsChild, whose accompanying Instagram account has zero posts, presumably because it was taken down for violating Instagram’s rules.

The group’s hashtag #UncleSamsMisguidedChildren appears on over 31,000 posts, meaning they have a healthy following on Instagram despite not having any actual posts on their own account.

So it was a tweet made to look like an Instagram post that was also shared by various people on Facebook — all as images and by accounts other than the main disinformation culprit, @UncleSamsChild.