Shana Chappell, mother of US sailor Kareem Nikoui, 20, who was killed in the recent attack on Kabul, said Facebook deactivated her Instagram account after posting a photo and message about her son.
In a Facebook post, Chappell said Facebook-owned platform Instagram started reporting posts to his account months ago after posting about his son.
“As soon as I posted what happened to my son, Instagram started picking up my posts months ago and sending me notifications that if I kept posting things like this they would turn off my account, ”Chappell said. “Messages from months ago!” “
His Facebook post is also censored, with a message advising users that “this content is not available at the moment.”
The New York Times described Chappell’s post in an article before it was apparently deleted by Instagram. The post featured a photo of Nikoui at Kabul airport, the scene of last week’s deadly attack.
Via the New York Times:
“On Friday, Kareem Nikoui’s mother, Shana Chappell, posted on her Instagram account a photo of her son with a broad smile, cradling his rifle amid the crowd of civilians and barbed wire at the gate of Kabul airport. . “This is the last photo my son sent me of himself. It was taken on Sunday. I know I’m still in shock right now. I felt my soul leave my body as I screamed it couldn’t be true! No mother, no parent should ever have to hear that their child is gone, ”she wrote in the post.
Attempt to follow the link in the Times the post leads to a message from Instagram stating that the page associated with the post may have been deleted.
Breitbart News has reached out to Instagram for comment.
Allum Bokhari is the Senior Technology Correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.