Norway Could Introduce Police-Run Facebook Accounts

Norway is considering introducing police-run Facebook accounts to search the platform for criminal activity. The Norwegian Criminal Investigation Service, known as Kripos, has said that it is looking into the feasibility of “uniformed accounts”, which would be able to access parts of Facebook not available to the public, such as private groups. A spokesperson from Kripos said that it has gathered evidence on Facebook in the past relating to “bootleg items, drugs or other illegal things”. However, currently this access has to be applied for from Facebook. Norway would like to be able to have its own police-run accounts so that it no long has to ask Facebook for help every time. This comes after MPs in the UK accused tech companies like Facebook of being “completely irresponsible” in the way it handles illegal content online.