X suspends account of Navalny’s wife::The widow of Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, has had her X account restored after it was briefly suspended for unknown reasons. Meanwhile, his brother has been put on Russia’s wanted list. Listen to a Daily podcast special on the Russian opposition after Navalny’s death as you scroll.

  • @Candelestine
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    Funny the kind of folks that get suspended on Elon’s twitter.

    • Optional
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      604 months ago

      Once again - the US Government shold be giving ZERO money to this chucklefuck. SpaceX, you want taxpayer money? Boot this clown. No? Well, bye.

      • @mojofrododojo
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        204 months ago

        Honestly I think there are at least 4 really REALLY good arguments for nationalizing spaceX. Fuckwit Musk is a national security risk.

    • @oDDmON
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      554 months ago

      Free speech my ass.

      • Lemmy
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        Literally, and I’ve seen people glorifying that Elon’s Xitter is a ‘free speech’ platform. It’s not even the closest thing to that. It’s a proprietary application where Musk can control whatever he wants and push any kind of narrative that he wants.

  • Jo Miran
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    1084 months ago

    I kind of understand Reddit, but why do people hang in there with Twatter when there are currently three grown ass alternatives?

    • @davidgro
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      434 months ago

      Heh, it took me a minute to think of a third one after Mastodon and Bluesky.

      Totally forgot about Meta’s thing.

      • @TORFdot0
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        114 months ago

        Smarter than me, I thought of Nostr

        • THE MASTERMIND
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          124 months ago

          I think they are talking about Nostr because saying threads is better than twitter is like comparing a piece of shit with another piece of shit.

          • Draconic NEO
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            44 months ago

            I mean Nostr is also a piece of shit but for different reasons, it’s basically 4chan but without any moderation at all.

              • Draconic NEO
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                14 months ago

                Well maybe I wouldn’t necessarily call it moderation but it has a site admin that bans people and neighborhoods (IP ranges) for really nasty stuff (like child abuse material). Nostr doesn’t even have that though, some nodes may remove content, but most don’t, and people effectively can’t be banned.

      • @[email protected]
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        54 months ago

        This is called the “network effect,” so called after the Murderbot novel of the same name (recommended). It’s what makes social medias, aggregators, and service platform so “sticky.” It’s what makes platform-capitalism work.

        It also makes nice things work too, ofc.

      • SuperDuper
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        144 months ago

        Many big politicians are also right-wing extremists, at least here in the US, so that makes sense.

        • Certified Asshole
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          84 months ago

          If only. When I ask my friends and relatives it feels like the reach of alternatives to shitty resources is nearly non-existent. We shouldn’t fool ourselves about their current popularity and promote their adoption in our peers ):

  • @800XL
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    1084 months ago

    working lock-step with putin and trump

    • Optional
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      Putin’s got his own management interface. He just logged on and did it.

      • @[email protected]
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        14 months ago

        I want to say yes, but to be honest Putin doesn’t even know how to turn on computer and he never uses internet.

  • @FabledAepitaph
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    454 months ago

    I used to joke that Republicans were Russian sycophants, bought and paid for by Putin himself to destroy America. But it’s not actually, and maybe never was, a joke.

    Yeesh

    • @Maggoty
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      24 months ago

      No they just take trips to Moscow for fun! And that Russian agent that lied about Hunter Biden was totally legitimate!

  • Deebster
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    364 months ago

    The widow of Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, has had her X account restored after it was briefly suspended for unknown reasons.

    This seems a misleading headline, unless what I’ve quoted was edited in. I’m no fan of Musk, but it could be something like a load of people (or bots) reported the account and an automated system put it into review.

    • @[email protected]
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      584 months ago

      Funny how the automated system always catches musks political opponents and not any of his allies

      • @[email protected]
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        64 months ago

        Yeah cuz musk is on Russia’s side and Russia is the one flooding the platform with bots. It doesn’t have to be conspiratorial levels of stuff, in another article they literally said it was an automated action due to reports. So Russia bots mass reported, it got removed, then someone at Twitter (probably not musk) reinstated the account after receiving a message about it.

  • @[email protected]
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    104 months ago

    It literally says in the preview and the article it was restored quickly. There are a myriad of reasons she could have been banned.

    I doubt Elon is sitting there with his dick out waiting to ban her, despite what most people here seem to believe?

    • @[email protected]
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      124 months ago

      I doubt Elon is sitting there with his dick out waiting to ban her, despite what most people here seem to believe?

      Eh, I wouldn’t be too quick to discount that.

    • @[email protected]
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      Then maybe it speaks about the incompetent tech and process used in the twitter banning system.

      Why do so many people get “falsely” (assuming you are right) banned all the time.

      • @[email protected]
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        -14 months ago

        I’ve no doubt that twitters banning system is a steaming pile, it has a long history of being terrible. Doesn’t change my point.

  • GodlessCommie
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    -24 months ago

    I’m shocked how many people are still defending a xenophobic, right wing, white nationalist because he opposed Putin.

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      it’s kind of a common trope in history that pieces of shit can still represent the idea of a broader good.

      ghandi was also pretty much scum irl too. (this comment defends neither of them and implies no further similarities than that they are shitty and represented an oppositional movement.)

      • GodlessCommie
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        -24 months ago

        There was no good in Navalny, he was the Russian version of Nick Fuentes. And the US is exploiting his death to overshadow the conversation that people are tired of war.