|Dear Friends of Brain, Child,
Friday night, the Brain, Child team experienced a rude awakening. Through emails from loyal fans and messages among ourselves, we learned that our Facebook fan page had been hacked. Worse, everyone at Brain, Child had been removed as admins of the account, and we had no way of getting back in.
Discussion threads all over the Internet reveal that many others have found themselves in a similar situation, and that Facebook offers little official recourse beyond submitting a report ticket online and waiting for a response.
We are horrified by what’s happened. Obviously, the kind of content this hacker is posting couldn’t be further from what Brain, Child – a forum for thinking mothers – is about, or wants to communicate to our amazing readers across the Internet.
And our fans are amazing. From the moment this leak started, Randi and I have been receiving wholeheartedly helpful emails alerts from fans, all of them concerned about what this means for Brain, Child and its audience.
We’re not naive. We know that people don’t want their Facebook pages flooded with disgusting spam, and that many will unlike the page before this is over. But our site is as strong as ever, and we won’t rest until the Facebook page is back to itself again.
Thank you to all those who enjoy Brain, Child’s posts. We’ll let you know the instant everything is back to normal.
Marcelle Soviero, Editor-in-Chief
Randi Olin, Managing Editor