Max Karlsson

Max Karlsson

was @sweden 2017-02-20 to 2017-02-27

Fire starter with experience from organisational development, negotiations and playing the jazz trumpet. I’m young, committed and curious. Raised in the suburbs of Stockholm, now working with equal housing for all at the Swedish Union of Tenants. Also, huge nerd within tech, video games, music, city planning, photography, history and politics.

Max Karlsson's Feed

@sweden Feb. 27, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

RT @sweden: Let's be clear: a lot happened #lastnightinsweden. Things happen all of the time. Just not the things @realdonaldtrump are spre…

@sweden Feb. 27, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

I'll stay in DM for a few minutes. Lastly (I can't believe I managed to squeeze this reference in): So long, and thanks for the fish!

@sweden Feb. 27, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

So what should we do about policy makers believing in everything they see on TV? Refute the narrative, question fal…

@sweden Feb. 27, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Also, someone asked which Stockholmian soccer team I cheer for. There is only one real team in Sthlm:…

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

If you’d like to stay in touch or reach out, follow me at @karlssonmax or send an email at

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:58 p.m.

But it's incredibly empowering to know we're many that opposes elevating comment section banter into policy (or WH statements).

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:57 p.m.

Honestly, it’s also been quite exhausting. Abusive comments, accusations and pics of extreme violence numbs you down.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

It’s safe to say this has been quite the experience! Glad we found out what happened #lastnightinsweden.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

And since the week started w/ facts, we’re ending on the same notice.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

Thank you to all the users I’ve conversed w/ in DM, it’s been incredibly educational & intense. Most of you are lik…

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Thank you to all the users who replied and "fought" w/ troublemakers so that I didn’t have to.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:49 p.m.

Thank you @dekaminski for sharing valuable knowledge about Swedish aid, and where it’s/we're heading towards.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

Thank you Staffan Landin @staffanlandin for sharing data and knowledge w/ me on short notice. #FactsMatter

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Continuing, let’s do a quick round of ”thank you”’s.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

Read more about the history of Swedish press freedom and 20 milestones:

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:43 p.m.

Not getting him out is an ongoing historical crisis/failure for every passing Swedish government and they should be held accountable for it.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:39 p.m.

Swedish citizen, journalist Dawit Isaak has been wrongfully imprisoned in #Eritrea for 5636 days.…

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

Press freedom is fragile. It's vital we defend it w/ policies and by speaking out. Attacks on press freedom are a threat to any democracy.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Atm, it looks like @realdonaldtrump will continue the American war on leakers and investigating journalism.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

This is sadly not new for the US. @BarackObama prosecuted more whistleblowers under the ”Espionage Act" than all pr…

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Accusing press of publishing false information is seen as an acceptable tactic by authoritarian regimes. And the leader of the free world.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Under @realDonaldTrump , @RSF_inter are warning about ”turbulent times ahead”.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

And while still top 10, we’ve dropped from 1st place in 2009 to 8th place now. Mainly because of rise in # of threats against journalists.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Sweden has the oldest press freedom legislation in the world, and we still rank highly, but this struggle is global.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

First, let’s talk about the press, baby! 🗞

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Hey, so during my final minutes as @Sweden I want to talk about a few things.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

I'll end my week w/ some good old fashioned ranting - but first! Let me introduce you to next weeks @sweden, the ma…

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

@jholsson Sadly not. @ me from the game and I'll RT!

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

OK, last day of curating! Will do my best to not miss out on anything in today's tweets.

@sweden Feb. 26, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

.@sweden is at a nineties themed party! Funny because born in -94.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

@indignatiuncula @Herrtidning @visitsweden Thank you for that invaluable feedback, Gunnar. Thank you for reaching out! ❤

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

@indignatiuncula @Herrtidning @visitsweden Hi! Nominate users you'd like to see as curators at Have a nice weekend!

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

//End dump. Isn't fun to learn?

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

We recognise that w/o SRHR, Swedish development goals cannot be reached. It is vital.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

For one of the most comprehensive guides on SRHR, here is @Sida s ”Sexual rights for all”:

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

Next week, we’re hosting the ”She Decides” conference w/ Belgium, the Netherlands & Denmark.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Globally, we’re using advocacy, dialogue, mainstreaming, direct support (bilateral & multilateral) & funding (cross…

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Sweden has adopted several hallmark policies regarding SRHR & gender equality. ✊️

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

The matter of maternal health is not only a health issue, but also a right’s issue. Sexual rights are human rights.…

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

We support the global fund @amplifyfund through cooperation between @Sida and RFSU.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

When sexual rights are respected individuals are empowered to make choices that can affect and improve their lives.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

Now, when the right to abortion is under attack, Sweden is going in the opposite direction, standing by SRHR on a g…

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Did you know sexual & reproductive health & rights (SRHR) is a key profile issue for Sweden & Swedish aid abroad?

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Let’s drop some more facts about Sweden! Are you w/ me? #FactsMatters

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

@Araneatrox Sweden is w/ you! Best of luck.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Young Swedish user posted abusive message in DM. Wasn't anonymous. Via profile, it was easy to find contact info. S…

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Love this. Three times every week @ my local square you can meet & interact w/ city officials in so called "dialog…

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Crowd at #CPAC2017 is reportedly booing any mention of Sweden.

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

@janineyve hi! Thanks for your reply. Do you think our public data and open sources are biased as well?

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Because of a certain president doubling down on comments about Sweden yesterday, my Follow Friday suggestions got l…

@sweden Feb. 25, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

Well rested after long night of sleep. Preparing for two last days as curator before the next user takes over. ✅

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

RT @swedennewyork: #TodayInHistory It’s 84 years since sex educator Elise Ottesen–Jensen founded the Swedish Association for Sexuality Educ…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

@HjonusBlocklund hey! That's mean to teenagers

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

@UnitedStates I'll try and separate it further going forward.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

@UnitedStates No problem. As stated, it is not my intention to ridicule, even though some aspects of serious issues can be hilarious.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

@UnitedStates You're right, I should be critical of the sources I RT. That one was more humorous than factual, I should make this apparent.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

RT @axios: White House gets choosy on Spicer press gaggle attendees

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

RT @benimmo: This is fascinating. Fox interviews a Swedish expert on the migration issue. According to Swedish experts, he doesn't exist. h…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

RT @CNNPR: CNN was blocked from WH @PressSec's media gaggle today. This is our response:

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

When someone is dissing my GIF game

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Fact: The Swedish translation of "Moody" is - and I shit you not - "Trumpen".

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Source: (Schibsted/Inizio) 20th January 2017

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Within the political parties, 39% of Swedish Democrats (you remember them from my rant last night, right?) thinks he'll do well.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

71% of Swedish women thinks he'll do a very poor or poor job. 57% of Swedish men.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Examples of words used by the 64% of Swedes who think's he'll do poorly: "Unpredictable, not serious, lack of experience, mad."

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

.@realDonaldTrump just stated that the Swedish people "understands he's right". Fact: only 15% of swedes thinks he'…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

RT @Pundamentalism: @sweden Wow, thanks Sweden! Glad you guys are still smiling even after all the made-up incidents that didn't happen the…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

RT @MayaErgas: "Take a look at what happened in Sweden! And in Germany!" @realDonaldTrump #CPAC2017 Hey @sweden what's up man?

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

I can't believe we're going there again. Alright, I'll prepare something.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

Haha! Not me, unknown source. That would have been great tho.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

.@amaliaberglof is an inspiring young leader w/ an almost extreme capability of engaging others and doing good.…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

.@BrutalHouse. I find brutalism interesting, and vital for understanding contemporary architectural history. Great…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

.@HannaBergmans is the swedish youth representative to the UN General Assembly. Follow for insight in important wor…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 5 p.m.

.@Henrik_almen (tweets in swedish). A dear friend, committed to making the world a better place through facts & cur…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

.@Vantasvart (tweets in swedish). Jenny is an inspiring and thorough MR activist, always ready to step-up.…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

.@MaxCRoser. He’s sorting through big data, making it comprehensible and easy to share w/ everyone. Love it.…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

.@Pundamentalism. Because keeping puns relevant&fun is a challenge that James manages w/ great skill and humor.…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

.@SimoneGiertz. Inventor extraordinaire. Great/clever sense of humor, and an ability to stay in the moment.…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Twitter is a large place, and finding users to follow can be tidious. In the spirit of Follow Friday, here comes 10…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

@SwedishSpaceman Hmm, I don't know who your friends are but I've seen curators from all over the political spectrum. Might be worth a try?

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

@SwedishSpaceman I see! When I nominated a friend, it took over a year. Maybe you can contact the Swedish Institute directly? 👍

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

@SwedishSpaceman hi! Please nominate users you would like to see curating this account at:

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

RT @KGuw: Most populist/alt-right etc parties weren't founded by outspoken nazis, but Sweden actually has that kind of party in parliament.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

RT @KGuw: Some of all the historical scandals in our racist political party with nazi roots, Sverigedemokraterna ("Sweden Democrats"). Seve…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

Regardless if you are displeased w/ my curation or not, feel free to nominate any Swedish user at…

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

Swedish neo-nazis in my mentions are furious that I'm spreading facts about Sweden. ✌️

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

Heading out for an inspection w/ the rental court. See you @ lunch!

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

This feels weird. Yes, I am fully aware of the existence of time zones. Still feels weird.

@sweden Feb. 24, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

But hey, you're not getting rid of me for another 3 days.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

I don't know, had some great conversations w/ newly registered or elderly users w/o pic. Trolls w/ fake pics are in…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 11 p.m.

But in order to make an omelette and so forth:

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

It's incredible that here on Twitter, hell has no fury like an anonymous user scorned.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

RT @resnikoff: Good thread here about Sweden's right-wing populist party, the Sweden Democrats.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

RT @CarinZissis: .@Sweden provides context about the authors of a WSJ op-ed.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

RT @b9AcE: I translated an @svtskane article where the Jewish Congregation chair and Deputy Mayor of Malmö responds to "Sweden Democrat" pi…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Don't forget the two step verification, kids!

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

So hey, because of this rant my personal twitter account was just targeted by (15) attempts trying to reset the password. That's not cool.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

// end rant. Cool. Now I'm going to have a beer, put my feet up and play some video games.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

The attempt by western populists to fuel each other's dumpster 🔥 has to be made crystal clear and put into the spotlight.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Point: Jimmie&Mattias has an apparent self-interest & agenda in further accelerating the far-right dystopian narrative of a fallen Europe.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

These guys are not your Average Joe's. SDs support of @realdonaldtrump is reckless, and risks increasing polarization even further.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

They are however correct in that Sweden faces challenges. But as I’ve previously stated, not the ones made up by the far right.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

In the @WSJ opinion piece, Åkesson&Mattias argues that violence has increased in Sweden because of immigrants. Fact: Nope.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Amazing list of the many incredible things you can find in the SD party plattform. In Swedish, but easy to translate

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Israel’s foreign ministry said SD has ”neo nazi tendencies”

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

This link does not need a comment.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

When neo nazi groups were committing arson attacks against refugee centers in 2015, SD posted a map listing addresses of the centers.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

<- in -13 SD politician Michael Hess stated ”rape is deeply ingrained in islamic culture”. The party agreed.->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

<- in -12, a SD MP argued islam was ”a worse threat than both national socialism and communism”->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

<- Before the world learned the identity of Breivik, top swedish democrats blamed ”muslims" for the deed->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

<- in -11 an SD juror sent anti-semitic emails. The board said he did not have to leave the party->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

<- in the 2010 election, 45 SD candidates could be linked to white power groups->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

<- in 09, they stated that "Islam is the biggest threat since WW2” and invited British extremist Alan Lake to speak at national assembely->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

<- In one of the songs, they are heard making fun of the murder of then PM Olof Palme->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

<- during a cruise in -09, Jimmie Åkesson, Björn Söder and others sang white power songs, telling racist jokes behind closed doors->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

<- in -08 it was revealed that several SD representatives donated money to militant nazi groups->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

<- in -07 Björn Söder (hey, its him again) argued LGBT was ”sexual abnormalities” that would normalize paedophilia and bestiality->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

<- in -06 a City Council member for SD said favorite book was one where a Swedish man murders a jewish family+the prime minister->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

<- In -04 SD listed ”bed bugs” and ”road accidents” as ”immigration expenses”->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

<- in -04 known anti-semite Bernard Mengal finances SD leaflet. He posed w/, amongst others, Mattias Karlsson in group photo->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

<- in -03 a local SD politician got worked up over a radio jingle, demanding they ”stop playing that N*****”. Was not expelled->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 10 p.m.

<- in -02, Björn Söder rejoiced in email when a well-known nazi joined the party. ”Too bad we can’t make it public:)” he added->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

<- in -02, SD deputy leader Jonas Åkerlund argued (using fake name) that Sweden should ”kick out 500K parasites back home”->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

<- in -00, Mattias Karlsson (you know, same guy as @WSJ piece) argued that being a "swedish muslim” is a contradiction.->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

<- present at the parade was Björn Söder. He is Second Deputy Speaker in the Swedish parlament today. He praised FN in SD bulletin->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

<- in -00, the same year Jean Marie Le Pen was convicted of belittling the holocaust, SD attended Front Nationals may day parade ->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

<- Also in -99, Franz Schönhuber, a former Waffen-SS soldier, is invited to be a guest at an SD meeting ->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

<- in -99 they finally scrapped being in favor of the death penalty. Just before the new millennia began. What did…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

<- in -97 the then party leader Mikael Jansson praised EURO-NAT and met with Front National (who gave SD funding) ->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

<-in -96 a swedish democrat leased land to a nazi summer camp, where they burned books ->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

<- in -95 they advocated that freedom of religion in Sweden should be limited to Swedes ->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

<-in -94 (the year I was born) they advocated ”immigrants” who had arrived after 1970 had to repatriate regardless if they were citizens ->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

<- the leader of their youth branch is arrested in -93 for carrying a hand grenade when leader of the Left Party was to hold speech->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

<- Elected a convicted former nazi as first party leader also in -91, advertised white power music through out the 90s->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Founded in 1988 by actual nazis (yep), tried to reach David Duke (yeah) in -89 for support, held a gig in -91 w/ band ”white aggression”->

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Gather around, let me tell you the history of the Sweden Democrats (and why you wouldn’t want them on your team regardless of the sport)

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

They are the leaders of the swedish political party The Sweden Democrats, and they’re basically saying…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Some users are asking me about the opinion piece about Sweden in @WSJ, and it's authors Jimmie Åkesson & Mattias Karlsson. #DisGonnaBeGood

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Okay, here we go! See coming dump as my perspective on an ongoing debate, ok? 👍

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Yeah. A lot of people are left out of being able to donate. 👎

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

RT @LUFC_jay: @sweden we get these texts in England too. A lovely feeling 😊

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

You can check if you are able to donate at the closest blood central, and as a thanks 4 helping 2 save lives you ma…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

You also get a text message when your donation has come to use for a patient. One of the best feelings there is. 💉…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Donating blood saves lives. In Sweden, you can get texts letting you know if the reserves are low for your blood ty…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

RT @swedense: You think that Swedish press freedom is flawless? We're in the top 10, but have dropped from 1st place since 2009. https://t.…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Great! I also like "Be humble, you could be wrong".

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Me talking to some users in DM. I'm all 👂 for arguments if grounded in facts and not some link to blog w/ subjectiv…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

The most important issue in the matter is that we stand up for a factual narrative and importance of #källkritik! 👍…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Join me later today for tweets/info about some of the Swedes coming to @realDonaldTrump defence & their part in the…

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

So... what do you do when you've accidentally spilt your entire coffee cup on your boss's desk? #CoffeeWillKillYou

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

Easy. Option 2 while mounted on option 1.

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Hey man, I chose 3 episodes out of 173. Give me a break!

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

The Package (George's "racy" photos) The Big Salad and everything involving the Soup Nazi!

@sweden Feb. 23, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

Today marks half time for my curation of this account. Looking forward to sharing more w/ you during days to come! ✌️

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

RT @TwitterForNews: .@washingtonpost on #Periscope: We're talking to @Sweden about going toe to toe with @RealDonaldTrump. Send us ques… ht…

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

RT @AJ: 👉🏼 @washingtonpost talking to @Sweden about @realDonaldTrump's remarks on Swedish crime.

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Overwhelmed by all the response. Going to bed, see you in the morning. Thank you!

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

RT @washingtonpost: We're talking to @Sweden about going toe to toe with @RealDonaldTrump. Send us questions.

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

RT @KarenAttiah: Coming up in a few minutes on @washingtonpost: Going on @periscope with @sweden to chat about going head to head with @re…

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Was DM:ed a picture of testicles. I saw #AmericasBalls and all I got was this lousy tweet... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

What would this award look like? Trying to picture it in my head. And who would host the gala?! Please let it be…

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Continuation: Should policy be based on fear & rumours OR research, well-documented facts and political experience?

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Quick poll: do you believe people in power should be held responsible for making remarks based on unverified sources?

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

It's not impossible - but can be very, very difficult (if you're looking for rental). Read more here (#7):…

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Just saw a user state that Sweden probably hides bodies to influence statistics on crime. 🤔🤔🤔

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

@RichVee1 Is that a quote? Do you have a link?

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Thank you for this question. 👍 Mandelmassa is almondpaste! Read more about the semla here:

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

RT @MollyEMcCluskey: Every week, the @sweden account is hosted by a different Swede. This week, Max is not playing around.…

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Me after being spammed the same link leading to a neo-nazi blog post 20+ times in a few hours:

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

"As I've said before - we're not without challenges."

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

@iamthediego It's frustrating/a real problem that some argue w/o using most basic reading comprehension...

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Also thank you @C4Ciaran for a great example showing the grace of arguing w/ facts & respect! #NoFightingNeeded

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

See thread. Spreading falsehoods because they fit your narrative is reckless & dangerous, @Nigel_Farage. Thank yo…

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Lunch time! And you just lost the chicken game.

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

@Fuller_Si Heard Ghost B.C? Not quite metal, but hella good!

@sweden Feb. 22, 2017, 12:12 a.m.

Going to bed after a long day online and offline. Thank you for the most interesting Tuesday in a long time!…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

RT @YahooNews: Meet the 22-year-old fighting President Trump's terror talk about Sweden from the country's official Twitter feed https://t.…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

It's absolutely right pointing out high risk areas. But it's not off limits or nogo. It usually is "go-go" instead, more allocated resources

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

The funny thing is, it's usually authorities and police who are the first to debunk these claims. An I rresponsible and dangerous myth.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

It's a long lived myth and part of purposely painting an alarmist picture suiting the agenda of a "take over".…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Taking music break. Join, even if you're angry @ me: #NowPlaying "Jag var aldrig bra på livet" by Joel Alme @Spotify

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

As previously written: 1) No such thing as "no-go" according to Swedish Police 2) Born, raised and still living in…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

@therevoltingx Hey, don't know if you missed previous tweets or links, but I'm not denying we face challenges. Facts help 2 find solution.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

@BramBresseleers Not sure I'm a man of nuance, but I'm involved in several non-profits and I volunteer. 👍

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Again, not saying all is perfect and that we're without challenges. But to imply immigration is root of all evil/good is to simplify.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Me every time someone implies "immigrant" or "refugee" = "criminal". Peak agenda driven rhetorics. They're not "tom…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

So... If a nazi tries to explain the severe consequences of me ignoring their sc "policies" and visions... is that called "Nazisplaining"?

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Thank you 4 support during hard times... Let it be known that Sweden will stand with the US in case of future made-…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

RT @AngstromHoot: interviewed @sweden cause ppl (political leaders) are chatting shit about Sweden to suit their weirdo agendas. https://t.…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

It truly was not, but I'm fine w/ this direction as well. Hopefully I can mix in other interests/subjects through o…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

As I've stated before, Sweden is facing true challenges. I consider our banana pizza one of them.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

No ban, but should be heavily condemned and frowned upon.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

And that's so stupid. And dangerous. And they need to be called out on it.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

... For them it's a derogatory term implying "not white". The logic is you'll never be Swedish if you're of color, regardless of citizenship

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

For some of the users defending @realDonaldTrump, actual citizenship doesn't make you less of a "migrant".

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

I can't even believe we still have to say this. Net migration is vital for the labor market:

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

For more info on how migration has shaped Sweden throughout history as well as now, visit link below.…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Claim: "the Swedish border is wide open" Fact: Nope.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:53 p.m.

Oh, almost forgot. Their president Nina Rosenwald has collected and raised money for the worlds perhaps largest pop…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

.@realDonaldTrump & co now suggests immigration in Sweden has directly led to increase in crime. Fact check:

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

They are repeatedly being accused of fear mongering and for trying to mainstream a hateful illusion:

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

Gatestone is a group w/ ties to high-level islamophobes such as Swedish neo-nazi Ingrid Carlqvist and Breivik inspiration "Fjordman".

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

I'm seeing users defending @realDonaldTrump w/ sources like "Gatestone Institute". #BadIdea #JudgedByDwight

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

The discussion following @realDonaldTrump s belief about 🇸🇪 is ridled w/ falsehoods & dystopian far-right myths.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Just had lunch. Feeling great. More facts incoming.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

I played lead in the Stockholm Youth Big Band for almost four years, favourite gig was charity gig w/ Yellowjackets…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

A healthy reminder indeed. It's a greyscale - always depending on the selection and comparison.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Oh, man, this is a tough question. As a trumpet player I always seem to come back to Clifford Brown though. An idol…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

We need to be reminded of facts, stats and trends to be able to draw proper conclusions and prepare solutions.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

But then I see or read or listen about something not in line w/ everyday worries, and perspective arises.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

I think and worry about current times, the future, my future, housing, income, work, the environment, peacebuilding. We worry.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

On Mondays, I'm tired like everyone else. On Tuesdays I have "jympa" w/ my friend Torbjörn. During weekends I try to be w/ friends/family.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

I play the 🎺 (mostly big band jazz), read a lot (latest book was Silmarilion), love podcasts (what's your favourite?).

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Let's paint! I'm 22y/o, currently working as a paralegal, living in Sthlm suburbs. I value compassion and creativity.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

This week I will keep trying to paint a picture of my Sweden. But it's just one side and I'm only one of 10m citizens w/ different lives.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Thx Andrew! 😎 For anyone who would like to read more about Curators of Sweden or nominate a user, check this link:…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

This begs the question of who @realDonaldTrump trusts more - the Swedish PD actually working at the scene or…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

This is a direct quote from the police actually featured in the clip @realDonaldTrump puts his faith in. Mr.Horowit…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

What can be done about presidents believing everything they see on TV? #källkritik From @dagensnyheter:

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

First things first. When I went to bed, like 7 hours ago, we had mild rain. Now? This is the view from my home.…

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

@mehreenzahra Hey! A lot of things are always going on in Stockholm, did you think of anything particular? Thx for reaching out! 😎

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

@roxmo Some like it - majority do not. But we love herring, the "sill"! 🐟

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:17 a.m.

Nobody likes riots. Some try to make it look like all of Sthlm is burning. Far from it. Get facts before assuming.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

Remarkable. Same crowd who wants detailed statistics regarding positive impacts of immigration cites unverified info when it suits agenda.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

It's easy to create/stay in your own bubble, we all do it in different situations. But it can hurt progress and distort facts.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:31 a.m.

I know you have a lot of questions. And I have some answers, but far from all. Let's hope tomorrow's discussions can be done w/out the hate.

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Hey everybody. Going to sleep soon. Coming back w/ more facts and hopefully some cheerful content tomorrow. Thank you for a great monday!

@sweden Feb. 21, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Try the public service channel "Kunskapskanalen" or "Barnkanalen"!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

@modgamers It might be, Kappahl is a swedish franchise.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

. @GenghisElvis Wtf, are you seriously sharing that tweet as an argument? Do you think Swedish = white? Stop.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Make up your own mind! It is not my place to say that I report the definitive truth, it is a greyscale and everyone…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

@LauraBeye That's right! I live 1400 meters from that one. Great for cheap Breakfast when hungover!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

@brianwjones Thx! Trying to do my best!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

@LauraBeye no, I currently live in Skärholmen in Sthlm! But raised in Rågsved :-)

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

A M E N. #JeSuisIKEA For more of my thoughts about this and the debate regarding integration in Sweden, read thi…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Hey, I'm not employed by Sweden in any way - and I'm born, raised and still living in one of the so called "no-go"…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

@coreycohen_ There are several alright laid back cheap bars at Kungsholmen, like Theodoras. :)

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

@brianwjones Do you have anything available/prepared? Hit me up w/ dm and I'll have a look. #sharingiscaring

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

@brianwjones Hey, then let's talk! I'm open to sharing ideas.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

"No. Not even if they were in his beard. That's brotherly love"

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

@gray That campaign is over, but I loved that one as well! Had an amazing call w/ a elderly Chinese woman about food.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

@grumpy_nerd drinking Gränesberg right now, it's greatest quality is the price (bar price of about 4$). We have a lot of good craft beer!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

We're puzzled alright. It all really feels like an episode of Seinfeld. #JeSuisIKEA

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Say WHAT? Let's see the comparison images folks...

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

"There are additions, like sauces, but nothing secret."

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, the name of the founder.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

"I work in the kitchen, I have no idea!"

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

I'm at a bar w/ my friend Axel. He works at the worlds largest IKEA. This is not a joke. Would you like to ask him something? #JeSuisIKEA

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

FYI: The border is far from open.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

RT @Malmotown: .@sweden @elliebclarke That's like your opinion, man.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 6 p.m.

Malmö is indeed better than ok! But Stockholm is even better.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

@_EricMJohn Will get back 2 you on that one!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Time to leave work! I'll tell you more of what I do soon when/if the dust settles! #SorryNotSorry for this Swedish…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Look at them. In total disbelief! Paralysed by shock! #lastnightinsweden #jesuisIKEA

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

*Looks into the camera like Jim from The Office*

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

@Dante_Banks I already have! And will continue to later. Check my feed! :)

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

@realDonaldTrump This again... Don! Let's grab a Swedish "fika" and sort out the facts together? #FactsMatter #JeSuisIKEA

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

@realDonaldTrump Hey, it's me, @Sweden. This was fun for a while but please stop spreading misleading info about us. Thx! #jesuisIKEA

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Hey Don, this is @Sweden speaking! It's nice of you to care, really, but don't fall for the hype. Facts: We're ok!…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

RT @ireland: @Nonne @sweden There is always, alltid, jämt a potato situation in Ireland.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 3 p.m.

. @ireland Hi Barry! Everything alright over there?

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

@coreycohen_ What do you favour? Any theme?

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

@deadassusername Np! Sorry for not being sane, I guess! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

@rubicat Thanks! Sadly not full frame, but it makes up for it in speed and accessibility.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

I admit my mistake and will take full responsibility for any repercussions. #lostintranslation

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Depends on interests, but ARK/DES museum is great. Also visiting the local nature in Haga Park or at Isbladskärret.…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Svaret ligger givetvis i den eventuella enskilda nivån på kvalité som berörd hackspett kan uppnå till, samt träslag…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 2 p.m.

For a history nerd as myself, this is a really tough question... Though most important is that Stockholm exceeds th…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

This is a more nuanced answer than mine. Thanks Simon!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

The best of weeks. In fact, many people are saying this is the best week in the history of weeks. It's true.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

I think I would enjoy the taste if not for the retched smell. It's like poison, but fun!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Right now it's mainly @PlayOverwatch, @Battlefield and revisiting old favourites like Jedi Outcast. What do you a…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

On my way to work, I stepped into a deep puddle. I HATE wet socks!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

@Scibrarian it's a small fish within the Herring family!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:03 p.m.

@mattisxy I'll give it a go! Have you visited Sthlms jazz venues?

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

The shock after what happened #lastnightinsweden has made everyone go about their normal day as if nothing happened…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

@IndigoferaDyeri I'm no expert, but I believe it has to do w/ many years of very hard restrictions and treating all drugs equally tough!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

RT @johannaskriver: @sweden Hi Max! I love this TED-talk: I want to go there and do a documentary to share the know…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

Emma @kseenaa did such a great job! Feeling the pressure.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

Been getting this question a lot already, might be connected to increase in US followers? A: no, not legal (yet)!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Self-proclaimed "fire starter" will be a subject this week! Hint: it's not about provocation nor about real fire. T…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

@LJBtoD I shoot 35mm w/ an old Canon 500n, and polaroids during festive occasions!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:20 p.m.

It's only getting started! The construction work got halted by (amongst other things) historical findings.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

@flyboy80498 Things happen all the time, just not the things Donald believes in:

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:15 p.m.

When I'm not using my phone, this is my regular hands on gear. Weight is of importance for me, my DSLR created too…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

@bruisedyou I use the Canon M3, and loving it so far! Easy to carry for quick urban capturing, and great performanc…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

@HairWeave I might record some Swedish later! Great idea.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Here's a photo I took of downtown Stockholm a few days ago. New meeting old (old town district on the upper right),…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

I've never shared thoughts/ideas w/ twitter crowd this size before. Interesting to interact w/ trolls that want to discuss AND threaten you.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

You can read more about the idea over at! It's a great idea for sharing different everyday…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

RT @GeekySwede: @sweden @TEDTalks But that's like trying to pic your favorited child xD but here goes anything by David Gallo!…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

It is correct that I indeed, do not, fuck about.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

I love watching/listening to @TEDTalks while commuting or doing the dishes. Link me your favourite talks w/ quote a…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

If you haven't seen his @TEDTalks, this is the time:

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 11:24 a.m.

One way to keep the spirit of #HansRosling/@Gapminder alive/aflame is to never back down on the importance of facts.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

End of this weeks first fact dump. This will be a fun week!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

No country is without challenges, Sweden included. But in order to be able to discuss this properly, we need facts…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Let's continue w/ this comprehensive list on just about every measurable factor involved:

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

… actually #manypeoplearesaying this over&over again. Sweden #2 in Global Innovation Index

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

Some say we are still the best country in the world to live in...

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

The Swedish people are richer than ever, with or without immigration.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Sweden as a country is richer than ever.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38 a.m.

More people are working in Sweden than ever before… …and in % a higher share is working than in 25 years.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38 a.m.

During the time Sweden received 250.000 refugees, unemployment has fallen with 1,2%-points.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Crime in Sweden has not increased over the last 20 years. On the contrary, Sweden is safer.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

We have around 100 murders per year. Thats like two days in the US. Two. Days.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

Commencing first fact dump of the week...

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Let's be clear: a lot happened #lastnightinsweden. Things happen all of the time. Just not the things @realdonaldtrump are spreading.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

@mattisxy Have not seen it yet! Thoughts?

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

I'm a hobby photographer, taking a lot of pictures of Sthlm & architecture! I have a small account on Insta here:…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Thank you Gary! Hopefully we can, as one world, unite against imaginary attacks everywhere. ✊️🇸🇪 #lastnightinsweden

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Through out the week I'll discuss a range of subjects such as my work, history, tech, jazz, video games, photograph…

@sweden Feb. 20, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm @KarlssonMax and I like facts. This week, we'll hopefully get down to what really happened…