Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Frank Ocean questions how ‘hacked’ unofficial Facebook page became verified | UNLIMITED | CMU

Frank Ocean

The folks over at Facebook seem to have enough controversy to be getting on with for the time being. Still, reps for Frank Ocean are now asking how an unofficial page related to the singer came to be verified as official.

It was initially reported yesterday that the verified page had been hacked, after a link to a leaks site was posted on it, promising “plenty of new Frank Ocean leaks coming soon”. The long dormant page was initially said to be official, until Ocean’s mother Katonya Breaux chipped in on Twitter: “Ummm. But he doesn’t have an official Facebook page. Or any Facebook page. Hack on”.

Reps for the singer have confirmed that the now deleted page was not official and that they are investigating how it came to receive a verified mark from Facebook.

The last post on the page before yesterday had been from August 2013, and read “Prince got me wanting to reactivate”. This seems to have been cut and pasted from Ocean’s Tumblr blog – that being the only social media he actually uses.

Ocean’s actual most recent post about new music came in January, on Tumblr, but – unlike the fake Facebook post – suggested that it was not coming any time soon. In that, he wrote: “Well I made the album before 30. I just ain’t put that bitch out!” Ocean turned 30 in October.


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