Facebook removed the terror-accused’s account

manshaus a-noorThe murder and terror inicted Philip Manshaus in court. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

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Facebook took the initiative to close the account of terror-accused Philip Manshaus before being notified by police.

The account was deactivated just hours after the attack in the mosque on Saturday afternoon.

It is true that we removed his profile. We have done this because it violated our community rules, says communications manager Peter Münster in Facebook Nordics to NRK.

He does not want to comment further on the matter, but says they are in ongoing dialogue with the police.

Prior to the attack, Manshaus made posts online where, among other things, he linked to what was allegedly his Facebook account. According to terrorism researcher Tore Bjørgo, the posts indicate that the 21-year-old would send the attack directly online, but he failed to do so.

Police have secured the content that was on the profile, and at the same time confirm to NRK that information has been secured from other accounts that the terror-accused man had on the internet.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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