The mother of Kabul explosion victim, Kareem Nikoui, was no longer banned from Instagram after the company said it accidentally deleted her account.
Shana Chappell said her account was deleted after posting a tribute to her son followed by criticism from Instagram owner Joe Biden on Facebook.
In a statement to The independent, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the deletion of his account but said it was a mistake.
“We express our deepest condolences to Ms. Chappell and her family. His tribute to his heroic son does not violate any of our policies, ”the statement said.
“Although the post was not deleted, his account was mistakenly deleted and we have since restored him.”
Ms Chapple had said on Facebook that Instagram began reporting old content to her account after posting the tribute to her son, but her account was deleted entirely after a critical post by Joe Biden.
“You deleted my account because my son’s blood is on Biden’s hands !! 13 Heroes’ blood is on Biden’s hands !!!!” she said on Facebook.
“The real reason they deactivated my account is because of this message!” And Facebook will come after me then! she added.
In the post for which Ms Chappel believes was banned, the grieving mother described meeting the president as she received her son’s body from Afghanistan on Sunday.
“Remember I was the one who stood 5 inches from your face and let you know that I could never kiss my son again, hear his laughter and then you tried to interrupt me and tell me your own story sobbing, “she said in the post.
“You then said you just wanted me to know that you know how I feel and I let you know that you don’t know how I feel and that you don’t have the right to tell me that you know what I feel. I feel ! You then rolled your fucking eyes in your head like you were pissed off at me, ”she added.
Mr Biden’s behavior during the dignified transfer has been strongly condemned both by grieving families and by political opponents like Donald Trump.
Mr Biden’s supporters, meanwhile, have attempted to defend the president by suggesting that there is no evidence he looked at his watch despite multiple eyewitness accounts saying he did so on multiple occasions. beyond what has apparently been captured on video.
“To the fact that my son and the rest of our fallen heroes got off the plane yesterday, I saw you disrespecting us 5 times while checking your watch !!! What was so important? that you should keep looking at your watch ???? ”wrote Ms. Chappel.
Facebook’s overthrow on its removal from Instagram came after online criticism that included California State Senator and Navy veteran Melissa Melendez.
“Shana Chappell, mother of sea and American hero Kareem Nikoui killed in Kabul, has had her FB and Instagram accounts suspended for posts she made about her son,” she said.
The Independent Gt