Suspended users cannot seem to follow/unfollow posts. Even the error message shown is wrong:

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(Suspended users cannot vote)

After clicking the 'follow' link under the post, it changes to 'following' (and vice versa) along with the error popup but after refreshing the page the follow status goes back to the original setting.

Source: personal experience :(

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    While some may argue about the utility of suspended users being able to follow posts, I don't see any argument against them being able to unfollow posts. Maybe they've followed a post that is generating a lot of notifications, and those aren't relevant to them while they're suspended (since they can't act on them), but there's no way for them to disable those notifications. There's also no harm one can do in the simple act of (un)following, as it doesn't change anything anywhere, and follower lists are kept private. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 13 '20 at 2:28
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    Technically, the error message isn’t wrong; following is a special type of vote, internally. – Sebastian Simon Nov 13 '20 at 2:41

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