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X suspends account of Alexei Navalny’s widow Yulia Navalnaya ‘for violating rules’… before reinstating it 45 minutes later – a day after she set it up and accused Putin of killing her husband

Elon Musk’s X platform (formerly Twitter) suspended the account of Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, it appeared today.

‘Account suspended,’ a notice said on her account this morning, with a note underneath saying ‘X suspends accounts which violate the X Rules.’

In the aftermath of the suspension it was not immediately clear what rules had been broken and it was reinstated 45 minutes later.

X later explained that the platform’s defence mechanism against manipulation and spam mistakenly flagged the account as violating the rules. The company said her account was recovered ‘as soon as we became aware of the error’.

Yulia’s account on the social media platform was set up on February 19 so that she could post a video of her speaking to camera following her husband’s death.

In the video, she accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of killing Alexei.

Alexei Navalny, 47, fell unconscious and died suddenly on Friday after a walk at the ‘Polar Wolf’ penal colony above the Arctic Circle where he was serving a three-decade sentence, the prison service said.

The West and Navalny’s supporters say Putin is responsible for Navalny’s death.

The Kremlin has denied involvement and said that Western claims that Putin was responsible were unacceptable.

Putin himself has made no public comment on Navalny’s death but it has further deepened a gaping schism in relations between Moscow and the West caused by the nearly two-year Ukraine war.

Navalnaya set up her account yesterday and gained more than 90,000 followers within just 24 hours.

After posting the video of herself speaking to the camera, she wrote: ‘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.’

Before the account was suspended, X users already reported that they had trouble quoting or replying to Navalnaya’s tweets, according to media outlet Meduza.

Taking to its own platform to explain the suspension, X’s ‘Safety’ account wrote: ‘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.’

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