Letters to Solid Principles: On Anders Behring Breivik’s Facebook Profile

Another glamour shot of Anders Behring Breivik, taken from the removed Facebook Profile, also seen in the Manifesto.

 

EDITOR FOREWORD: I thought I had the closed the book on the Anders Behring Breivik Facebook Profile saga, having received this email, I felt it was worth sharing given the speculation some (including myself) have made over the altered Facebook Profile of Breivik.

“When I first accessed the profile, I was not logged in to Facebook. The  profile  as displayed in Norwegian and only showed the information under
Arts and Entertainment, Sport and Activities and Interests. This is EXACTLY as seen in the first image that Pamela Gellar has shown, and in your PDF of the google cache.

I logged in to Facebook and was immediately returned to the profile. The
profile was then displayed in English, and it included the information on
his employment and academic background (at the top), political and religious affiliation, and the basic information (his gender and marital status).  

This is EXACTLY as seen in the second image that Pamela Gellar has shown, and the first two pages of the PDF file. I did not access the profile further.

If you look at the first screenshot (the one that doesn’t show the political and religious information) you can clearly see that whoever took it was not logged in – the log-in prompt is in the top right-hand corner, and there is also a button for registration (in Norwegian, “Registrer deg”).

I have experienced the same changes before when viewing profiles before and then after logging in to the site. I assume that a profile is naturally displayed in the language of the country where it has been created, and with only limited information; if you yourself log in to Facebook, that profile is then translated into the language of the country where you have registered, and a greater amount of information is displayed. I do not know whether this varies according to the security settings of the profile you are viewing, but if you try it yourself, I think you will see what I mean.

So, Breivik’s profile was not changed after his arrest – the differences are related to whether or not that profile was viewed whilst logged-in to Facebook”.

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