Unfairly deplatformed due to hackers

Hacked and permanently kicked off Facebook

Hacked and permanently kicked off Facebook

Sadly, as anticipated, I’ve been hacked and permanently kicked off Facebook. Hackers posted bad stuff on my personal Facebook page account even though I had two-factor authentication.  This also means I no longer can access my IG account. 

Crazily enough, my FB artist page is still live.  I just can’t get on there to update.  Fortunately, last year I brought on a co-administrator for the account who can inform my followers of these events.  However, I’m unable to delete my FB artist page.

I was their ideal client

After 13 years of research on the platform and robust participation on Facebook, and latterly on Instagram, I know I was their ideal client.  I posted good, positive things often and quickly adapted to their changes. I spent money on advertising and bought several things through merchants on the FB and IG platform. And, to protect all of this goodness, I signed up for two-factor authentication, which clearly did not work.  

Personal and business fallout

Deplatforming has affected my business interests.  A few days prior to the hacking, I had launched, on FB and IG, a prize contest to celebrate the re-launch of this website.  The prize for interaction was a chance to win one of my 22-day challenge paintings. With the major renovations and repairs of my home, now this contest is simply not possible.

The Metaverse actions have made it overwhelmingly difficult to continue the contest, harming my reputation and my brand I’ve worked hard for over a decade to build.     

Personally it is extremely difficult to communicate with hundreds of my family and lifelong friends in New Zealand and overseas. I have very few personal contact details and access to all my photos are gone. Thankfully, the original images were safely stored in the cloud and on separate hard drives, but valuable access is gone when I travel.

The Metaverse failed me. They will have no conversation with me, and there is no or recourse. Period.  I will not be returning to that platform. 

Don’t imagine for one moment being unjustly de-platformed can’t happen to you. I never imagined it would happen to me.

You can read my original post about that by clicking here. 

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hacked and unjustly kicked off Facebook.
This is what I see when I attempt to log onto my account on my phone. I have been unable to have any form of communication with them.

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