An Alabama mother expressed her anger after Facebook tried to remove a picture of her baby boy born without a nose from the social networking website.

Timothy Eli Thompson, who was born premature on 4 March, suffers from a very rare condition called congenital arhinia. He does not have nasal passages or sinus cavities.

The mother of Eli, Brandi McGlathery, revealed that Facebook took off a picture of her son, a pro-life group tried to post to promote the toddler's story.

According to WKRG, the story was shared 30,000 times in six hours and the ban was reversed after complaints.

"I posted the status with a link about it saying no one's going to keep me from posting photos of my child. If I can see completely distasteful things on Facebook all day long, then I can post a picture of my son," she said.

"A friend of ours told us that the reason they were banning him was because he broke the internet! He was everywhere and he broke the internet!" McGlathery added.

The 23-year-old revealed she has to deal with hurtful messages from people asking why she had not had an abortion.

& that's that!

Posted by Eli's Story on Monday, 6 April 2015

"That took a lot of maturity to not respond the way that the mom in me wanted to!" she revealed.

A GoFundMe page started for baby Eli has so far raised more than £27,000.