The mother of a Marine slain in an Afghan suicide bombing claims her social media accounts were suspended and deleted for harshly criticizing Joe Biden about the tragedy.
Shana Chappell thought Facebook was a platform to “freely express” herself, so she began sharing news of her late son Kareem Nikoui who died in the Kabul Airport blast on Aug. 26.
However, much to the grieving mother’s surprise the social network flaged several “posts from months ago.” Facebook’s moderation team warned they would disable her account, if she kept blaming the president for the 20 year-old lance corporal’s death. She was also not to criticize Facebook subsidiary Instagram for recently deleting her account for similar reasons.
“It seems Instagram took it upon themselves to delete my account because … I gained so many followers over my son’s death due to Biden’s negligence, ignorance, and him being a traitor,” she said in the offending post. “I am going to assume that Facebook is going to delete me next! Funny how these leftist, one-sided pieces of crap do not want the truth to come out!”
Chappell believes both social networks censored her for giving negative feedback about each online platforms and the Biden administration.
“Keep in mind I only posted about my heartbreak over my son [and] those of you who follow me on Instagram [have] seen the post,” she said on Facebook. “My post was even shared on the news and now Instagram has disabled my account because of that post!”
The mother refused to be silenced because her political views on the Oval Office bearer.
“I will accept those interviews from Newsmax, Fox, etc.,” she said on Facebook. “Instagram you can not silence me! You deleted my account because my son’s blood is on Biden’s hands! Thirteen heroes’s blood is on Biden’s hands!”
After Chappell went public and mainstream media extensively reported on her grief, the social media giant quickly reversed its decision and completely changed its tone.
“We express our deepest condolences to Ms. Chappell and her family,” a Facebook representative said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “Her tribute to her heroic son does not violate any of our policies. While the post was not removed, her account was incorrectly deleted and we have since restored it.”
BL can confirm the woman’s Facebook and Instagram profiles were operational at the time of publication.
Chappell previously chastised the president for botching the U.S. troop withdrawal from the Middle Eastern country. She uploaded photos and names of every American who died in the suicide bombing, and accused the Democrat having “blood” on his hands.
Islamic State-K claimed responsibility for 13 dead U.S. service personnel. The attack came despite Pentagon officials acquiring intelligence that an attack was imminent at Hamid Karzai International Airport. BL previously reported U.S. forces kept the airport gate open to let British forces evacuate their personnel. The suicide bomber took advantage of this and detonated his vest.
Former President Donald Trump expressed his deepest condolences to Chappell and other grieving families.
“If I were president your wonderful and beautiful son, Kareem, would be with you now [and] so would the sons and daughters of others–including all of those who died in the vicious Kabul Airport attack,” he said in a statement shared on Facebook. “Civilians should have been brought out first, along with our $85 billion of equipment with the military coming out very safely after all was clear–I love you, and I love Kareem.”