Shana Chappell

Account Disabled

Facebook-owned Instagram disables account of mother of fallen soldier killed in Afghanistan, later admits mistake: Shana Chappell, the mother of Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, posted screenshots to Facebook indicating her Instagram account was disabled after she posted about the heartbreak of losing her son which included criticism of President Joe Biden. "[I] only posted about my heart break over my son," Chappell wrote in a post on Facebook. "Those of u who follow me on IG seen the post. My post was even shared on the news and now IG has disabled my account because of that post!" Facebook, which owns Instagram, reportedly told the New York Post that Chappell's account removal was a mistake. "We express our deepest condolences to Ms. Chappell and her family,” Facebook said in a statement, according to The Post. “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.”