Kyle Rittenhouse's Instagram Disabled Just Days After Being Reinstated

Kyle Rittenhouse's Instagram account was disabled on Friday, just days after his social media accounts were reinstated following the teenager's acquittal of all charges for fatally shooting two people and injuring another during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer.

"Hey @instgram why did you disable my account again?!" Rittenhouse wrote on Twitter Friday morning.

"Instagram, I did nothing wrong. Why can't I use my account?!" he added, sharing screenshots of his disabled account.

It came after the Kyle Rittenhouse Legal Fund, also known as FreeKyleUSA, on Monday published links to Rittenhouse's official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts "to put a stop to all the fake #KyleRittenhouse social media accounts."

"Instagram has been verified and is now live," wrote FreeKyleUSA, which is controlled by his mother Wendy Rittenhouse, according to its website.

"Yes and you can follow me on Facebook @ThisIsKyleRittenhouse," the 18-year-old confirmed in a tweet.

Rittenhouse's first Instagram post was a clip of him with his service dog on the first day that they met.

"Kyle's best friend is his service dog, Milo," the post was captioned. "Kyle and Milo first met on a cold, snowy day in January – they have been inseparable ever since."

"For nearly a year, Milo has been a source of unconditional love, strength and security for Kyle. This is the day they met."

The same clip was shared to his official Facebook and TikTok pages. The teenager's Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok accounts remain up at the time of writing.

An Instagram spokesperson told Newsweek on background that Rittenhouse's account was "mistakenly" removed for a short period but has now been reinstated.

It also followed Facebook's decision to remove restrictions it had placed on users from posting messages of praise for Rittenhouse.

"After the verdict in Kenosha, we rolled back the restrictions we had in place that limited search results from returning content related to key terms including Kyle Rittenhouse," Andy Stone, spokesperson for Facebook's parent company Meta, said in a statement.

"While we will still remove content that celebrates the death of the individuals killed in Kenosha, we will no longer remove content containing praise or support of Rittenhouse," Stone added.

Stone in his statement confirmed that the teenager would be able to rejoin Meta platforms, including Instagram. He noted that these accounts would be subject to the platforms' respective community standards.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges, including three homicide charges and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment on November 19 following a two-week trial. He testified he acted in self-defense and had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Update 12/11/21 2:53 p.m. ET: This article was updated to include comment from Instagram.

Kyle Rittenhouse at the Kenosha County Courthouse
Kyle Rittenhouse looks back as attorneys discuss items in the motion for mistrial presented by his defense during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 17 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse's Instagram account was disabled on Friday, just days after he rejoined several social media platforms. Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images