Social media has taken censorship to a whole new level. One of the Marines killed in the suicide bombings last week's mother took to Instagram with a post about her son. Instagram disabled her account.
A Mother's Grief
On August 26 at the Kabul airport, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kareen Nikoui, 20, lost his life along with 12 other service members and almost 200 Afghan civilians. Like most grieving their loss, his mother, Shana Chappell, posted pictures of her son, which began with him in his uniform.
She wrote, "My heart is so broken, and I don’t think I will ever be able to fix it! I feel like I’m dying inside!”
“My Kareemy, my baby loved being a Marine. He has wanted to be a Marine since he was little. He died protecting people, he was doing his job. I can’t help but be angry and hurt. No parent should ever lose their child and i wouldn’t wish this pain upon my worst enemy! He was only 20!!! He was just a baby with his whole life ahead of him. He had so many plans for his future.”Shana Chappell
She went on to say that she could use her son's "courage and strength." Chappell ended her post by saying, "I love you more than all the stars in the sky. God, please watch over and protect our troops and get them all home safely."
Social Media Response
By Monday, Chappell's account was completely disabled. She shared her findings and frustration in a Facebook post. In the post, she showed a screenshot of the message from Instagram and the steps she could take over the next 30 days to remedy the situation.
“It seems Instagram took it upon themselves to delete my account. I am assuming it was because I gained so many followers over my son's death due to Biden’s negligence, ignorance, and him being a traitor!”Shana Chappell
She is positive she will get kicked off Facebook, too, saying she will not be silenced. "You deleted my account because my son's blood is on Biden's hands. 13 Hero's blood is on Biden's hands."
Instagram quickly restored the account, saying it was "incorrectly deleted."
Accident or not, Instagram cannot pretend their severe overreach did not happen. Censorship was gone way too far when it silences a mother's grief for a son who gave his all for his country.
Time to break-up the monopolies these social media groups have. They are out-of-control.
Seems to me that the best thing to do would be to, close down this so called social platform.
It seems to me that if these companies want to,X-ray in business in the United States then they had better subscribe to our laws. Freedom of speech is just one of them. Maybe it is past time to shut them down in the US.
I am so sorry for your loss. It is too bad that the real President, President Trump, was not in the Oval Office. He cared about the people and would never have put one military person in that position.
Lets suspend Kevin Systrom and commie IG executives lives.
Somehow, someway we will find a way to rid America of all the lefties in this country. They don't believe in freedom of speech. They do everything to back the socialists in this government. My God bless all those who are killed in line of duty and punish all those who try to hide the truth.
It is very very simple. If you have an instagram account cancel it - turn it off or delete it - whatever you do to get rid of it. If you don't cancel it - YOU are a part of the problem. DO NOT support these dictators.
Unfortunately, Mike W. is completely correct. Semper Fi
They broke up Ma Bell for being too powerful. Time to break up the social media giants too. The only reason for them to delete or suspend an account is, in my opinion, people or entities that post obvious spam in comment sections (ie. I make a good salary..blah blah blah) or there is a clear threat to do physical harm. The passing of information and the determination of it being true or untrue depends on who is paying the most. Many posts removed have proven true. Many posts left up have proven false. It is for people to decide on their own to believe or delete. For example the democrats claim there was no voter fraud and/or tampering. Yet every week more and more evidence is brought forward showing there was. Allowing one side to post but not the other is a control called censorship used by would be dictators to control the people. Till the people have had enough.
Well Spoken, Thank You !!
I get removed all the time for saying the truth. This lady should sue the pathetic biden administration for their deliberate desertion of duty to protect Americans at war and civilian jobs. May GOD bless all of them.
As this administration gets further into private American lives I expect to see more of this censorship. This applies to the old "devide and conquer system. Some of the dictators and communist countries have completely cut communications so their citizens could not get together. This administration is quite capable of such.
THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN ALL THIS WOKENESS WILL COME FACE TO FACE WITH GOD AND IT WILL NOT BE PRETTY HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL OF YOU AND YOU WILL BE BEGGING YOUR BUTTS FOR FORGIVENESS YOU WILL HEED AND WATCH IT IS A TRAGEDY THIS 13 HEROES HAD TO LOSE THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES SO YOUNG BECAUSE OF BOTCHED BIDEN HE IS THE BIGGEST LIAR EVER BUT HIS BUTT WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE ONE DAY ITS ALL A MATTER OF TIME
RIP HEROES CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS THIS WAS SO NOT NECESSARY AND THE WORLD IS ANGRY WITH YOU GOD BLESS AMERICA
Everybody needs to quit all these social media companies and let them go bankrupt!
If people who use these site’s because of there commie censorship, would just stop using them they would change are go out of business! There are other ways to make your self heard, ever hear of postal service are picking up a phone? I don’t use them are watch any of these don’t stand for the American National Antrum! Those who don’t like freedom of speech are this Country can go live in any other country they want! America will be better with out them! The Only change I want is get ALL of these liberals and commies that are in this country!!
this site right here just censored my post . I had to go to edit and put back in and it let me. but if you don't re read what you think you posted it may be changed. the sites are either chicken shit to leave us the hell alone or are owed by communist asskissers!!!
it's time to take to the ground these COMMUNIST media stations blow them completely away. maybe that will get THIER attention .
My thoughts have been if there ever is a real insurrection not like the fake one in DC thats the place to start. All the fake news channels and silicon valley. The only bad part would be is that none of the commie CEOs would be there. They probably all have residence in China
When I worked for the government we were encouraged not to go on social media, because so much classified information is leaked there. I have never used it. Feel that they are socialist. And they do need to be broken up and be sued for their actions. They have suppressed helpful information on medicine that would help with the pandemic because it doesn’t fit Fauci’s protocol. In my opinion He is responsible because of the gain of function research that he funded in China.
This situation reminds me of a job I turned down many years ago. I had applied for a job with a major engine rebuilding firm. I was accepted but when I found out how they did business I walked away and never went back. They wanted a certain number of engine parts remachined each day and the only way to do that would result in a fair number of bad parts each day. When I asked about that I was told don't worry about it. They actually expected to have 10% failure rate with their rebuilt engines. They said they could put the blame on the customer not installing the engine correctly or other possible causes. The failed engines they did have to warranty replace were not a problem because they made enough profit on the other engines to cover up to 10% failures and warranty claims. It made me sick so I left and never went back.
That sounds just like these social media outfits. If they don't like you they cut you off knowing they make enough on their other customers to cover anybody who throws a fit and they have to turn back on. They probably never hear from most people they censor, anyway. Doing business knowing you are screwing customers is wrong, bad wrong!
Totally agree !
If I had an Instagram account, I would close it. Their response to Shana Chappell's post was disgusting.
Have never had in my life a Facebook or Instagram or Twitter account! IT Professional for 37 years; started career on IBM 358 mainframe without CRT.