X/Twitter Temporarily Suspends Account Of Alexei Navalny’s Widow

X/Twitter temporarily suspended the account of Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, in what the platform said was a mistake.

“Our platform’s defense mechanism against manipulation and spam mistakenly flagged @yulia_navalnaya as violating our rules. We unsuspended the account as soon as we became aware of the error, and will be updating the defense,” according to X.

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The suspension quickly led to an outcry online, with some calling out X’s owner, Elon Musk, who has expressed opposition to further funding for Ukraine, concluding that Russia won’t lose the war with its neighboring country.

Earlier today, Navalnaya had called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for her husband’s death, including a message, “I don’t care how the killer’s press secretary comments on my words. Give back Alexei’s body and let him be buried with dignity, don’t stop people from saying goodbye to him,” she wrote.

Russia said that Navalny’s death is still being investigated, but President Joe Biden said that Putin bears responsibility.

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