Norway Attacks: Anders Behring Breivik Twitter & Facebook Accounts

Yesterday was a devastating day in Norway’s history with two deadly attacks taking place, firstly a huge bombing in the capital Oslo, followed by a second attack this time a shooting spree on the island of Utoya, close to Oslo. Last night we told how news of what had happened was being spread through the use of social media platforms. Today we have news for you on the alleged perpetrator of these terrible crimes, Anders Behring Breivik, and his links with Twitter, Facebook and other social media.

The death toll has increased overnight and at the time of writing, according to Sky News, 84 people, mostly teenagers, have been confirmed dead in the shootings on Utoya with a further 7 confirmed dead from the bombing incident earlier. Many more are injured and people are still being searched for. The main suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, is 32-years-old and has now been arrested and charged with both attacks. According to Chris Taylor over on Mashable at the moment it’s felt by police that Breivik acted alone and it’s now known that just days before the attacks Breivik launched a social media presence.

Breivik is said to be an extremist right-winger posting regularly in right-wing forums and also had two guns registered to him. Breivik began a Facebook account last week on July 17, which has already been removed, where he described himself as a “Christian conservative.” Other interests listed were World of Warcraft, bodybuilding, Modern Warfare 2 and somewhat bizarrely, stock analysis. The Facebook account mostly contained music videos and Breivik said he had accomplished, “3,000 hours of study in micro and macro finance, religion.”

At the same time as Breivik launched his Facebook account he also launched a Twitter account. Presently this account is still up and contains just one tweet from Breivik, a philosophical quote from John Stuart Mill. Rather tellingly this quote reads, “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.” Breivik’s account says that he now has 1,262 followers although we aren’t sure of course how many of those have joined since the awful events of yesterday, as sadly is often the way with these kinds of tragedies. It does seem a terrible thing that something as awful as this might actually encourage more people to follow Breivik.

We’d like to hear from you with your thoughts about the Norway attacks and in particular Breivik’s social media presence so please do send us your comments.

  • Anonymous

    Multiracial societies like USA are being destroyed from inside, huge debt shows what a fiction America has been . take a trip to a city like Detroit ,Newark New Jersey, Paterson New Jersey , parts of brooklyn in New York or any other American city with a large black population and you will see what a idiotic idea race mixing is .When you see how those stupid or corrupt politicians lie to us what a beautiful idea it is- a multiracial society , no wonder some people see violence as the only way to prevent their cities or neighborhoods or a whole country to be turned into crime infested dirty ghettos .When I see those stupid white woman living with a black man having children with them -Those woman fooled by Jewish dominated media .When you see science of it being silenced and not allowed to be shown on tv ,no wonder people are seeing it as an existential threat .those children half white half black will create violent ignorant society with overflowing jails, morgues filled with bodies of crime victims and drug users everyday – you compare it to a country like Norway where crime practically did not exist 15 years ago where everywhere is clean nobody plays loud music in the middle of the night and you can leave your house unlocked not worrying that it will be burglarized or your car stolen A WEALTHY SOCIETY .what good can bring changing it completely by introducing waves of non white people who will destroy all of it .I demand that media will open access to people who oppose those changes after all where is free speech ? in such a important discussion —— OH YES IT IS SILENCED AS USUAL AND HERE IS THE PROOF TO EVERYONE .JUST THINK IF THEY ARE SILENCING PEOPLE OPPOSING RACE MIXING THAN YOU CANNOT TRUST MOTIVES OF THOSE PEOPLE . THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT NON WHITES TO BE INTRODUCED INTO WHITE SOCIETIES SHOULD MOVE INTO BLACK TOWNS OR NEIGHBORHOODS THEMSELVES AND THAT WILL CURE THEM VERY QUICKLY. BETTER YET MOVE THEM TO AFRICA THERE IS ENOUGH SPACE THERE FOR IGNORANT LEMMINGS

    • Michael Küehl

      Breivik… White, blonde hair, blue eyes.
      What do black men or “crime infested dirty ghettos” have to do with ANY PART of this story?

      Or, did you simply comment for the sole purpose of pushing your radical “white power” racist agenda?

      I’m guessing you did.

  • /b/

    i think he just hates campers