Popular hackitivist group, Anonymous has successfully gain control a Twitter account owned by the suspected Norwegian massacre, Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to the last month’s massive tragedy in Norway.
False tweets has appeared on Sunday afternoon. In the beginning, they were made to look as if Breivik himself had been tweeting from the jail. Then, the people who taken over the account revealed themselves as part of the loosely cyber terrorist group, Anonymous.
“This Twitter account has been seized by #NORIA. @AnonymousNorway,” said the first tweet that is not fake. “We want Anders to be forgotten. Labels like ‘monster’ or ‘maniac’ won’t do either,” read another tweet. “Media should call him pathetic; a nothing. #Forgethim.”
Another tweet quickly followed promising the account would be deactived. However, Breivik’s page on Twitter, which was opened few days ahead of the Norway attack, is still accessible and every tweets from Anonymous have been deleted from the profile. The only tweet that is available was the first tweet from Breivik himself, a quotation by philosopher John Stuart Mill: “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”
Anonymous has recently started a campaign they called “Operation UnManifest” as a target to “destroy” Breivik’s racist 1,500 page manifesto.
The group supposedly founded in 2003 on the famous forum board “4chan”, claimed to represent the idea of many online community-users simultaneously becomes as an anarchic, digitized global brain.