It’s not a good start to the weekend for Judge Jules as his Facebook page and group are hacked – so was the perpetrator the same person who took control of Todd Terry’s page a few months ago?

This blog occasionally makes fun of Judge Jules – who has now been DJing for around 700 years – but I feel a lot of sympathy for his current plight. Anyone who visits his official Facebook page or his Judge Won’t Budge group on the same site will notice some highly unusual posts going up over the past few days.

And if they seem out of character, that’s because they are. They’ve been hacked. So instead of the usual posts telling everyone about his Saturday night shows or giving us a glimpse into the daily life of Judge Jules, we’ve been treated to… well, stuff like this.

As much as I hope Jules gets his Facebook page and group back in his control very soon – he disclosed on Instagram that they’re working on it – his chances of having it back in the near future are almost zero. Todd Terry had his page hacked back in March and only re-acquired it recently.

Unless you know someone personally who works at Facebook or are a member of the press with a sizeable following, the social media platform seems utterly indifferent to the plight of those whose pages are stolen from them. And that’s not the only similarity I see at work here.

The content which this hacker is posting on Jules’s social platforms is very similar in style to what appeared on Todd Terry’s page for several months. Which leads me to wonder – was it the same person or organisation who perpetrated both of these attacks?

It’s starting to look a lot like it to me. The question is when will the likes of Facebook take this problem seriously?

Will Todd Terry EVER get his official Facebook page back? Zuckerberg’s site can’t seem to fix the problem – but he DOES have time to post a picture of a dog wearing a kippa…

All the way back on March 31st this year, I blogged about the fact Todd Terry’s Facebook page had been hacked. I then mentioned this again on May 9th, pointing out that the hacker seems to have got bored on April 4th and decided to stop posting. So, what’s happened in the nearly two and a half months which have elapsed since?

Er, nothing. The page still remains in its frozen state since the hacker decided it wanted to do other things with its sad, pathetic life – and Todd Terry has still not been able to get his page back. Even worse is the fact Facebook does not even allow others to report that a page has been hacked, so his fans can’t even help him out.

So what could Mark Zuckerberg be doing that’s more important than helping Todd Terry get control of his page back? Er, posting pictures of dogs is the answer, such as this one…

It seems the only ways to get Facebook to take notice of something is to either be friends with someone within the company – the higher up, the better – or you’ve got to be a member of the press. Now, the definition of bloggers seems to be vary, depending upon where you look – some people consider us journalists. So I took a punt and sent the Facebook press department an email asking them to see if they can help.

I’m not exactly hopeful. But I’ll let you know if I hear anything…  

Receiving free music from record labels? Lesson of the day – putting “dope” in the comments box does NOT count as a review, even if Todd Terry says so…

I might possibly be writing this post with a touch of self-interest that I should probably declare in advance. I have a review column on this blog which features my critiques of the best new releases of the week. It’s called The Six On Saturday. And it carries actual reviews of tunes.

Not what large chunks of the promo receiving brigade try to pass off as a review. The other day, Todd Terry posted this tweet…

Clicking the Inflyte link included with the tweet provides a selection of… well, I don’t know what you’d call them but reviews, they are not. Sam Divine writes that it’s “dopppeee” – extra marks have to be added, I depressingly suppose, for the addition of four totally unnecessary letters to the word.

One of the better DJs that Puerto Rico has provided the world – Robbie Rivera – writes that it’s “nice”. Which is the rough equivalent of being invited to someone’s house for a Sunday roast and pretending the roset potatoes are “nice”, even though they’re burnt on the outside and still aren’t cooked inside.

But top marks here has to go to Joachim Garraud. Like a Frenchman who’s decided to go on strike just because it’s what the French sometimes do, he hasn’t even bothered to write a review. He simply wrote “thx” – and in a sign of just how enormously grateful he was to receive this free piece of music, he failed to even write the full word. Full marks for laziness, Joachim!

If you do want to see how a review is done, come onto this page around 1pm UK time tomorrow. That’s usually when the Six On Saturday column is – or you can read these columns from the archive. Todd Terry even appears in a few of them…

Is he Out Of Sight? Todd Terry’s Facebook page lies dormant after hacking incident… and no, I didn’t Dream It

You might recall that a few weeks ago – on March 31st, to be precise – I wrote a post about Todd Terry’s official Facebook page being hacked.  Aside from pointing out that “Todd” wasn’t posting the usual content, I was terribly impressed with myself for working in no less than six different Todd Terry track titles into the article.

Well, it appears that the problem still remains five weeks later. The page stopped posting videos on April 4th and no further content of any kind has appeared. It’s not quite clear whether the hacker just got bored or if Facebook detected there was a problem with the page and froze it.

Curiously however, when you now search for the Todd Terry page on Facebook, he is now described as a “video creator”. Seeems to be just another day in the life of Todd Terry at this stage…

Alas, my two emails on the subject that have been sent to Mr Terry himself have received no response. And nor has he addressed this anywhere else on his social media. Never Give Up on getting your page back, Todd!

Keep on hacking: why something’s going on with Todd Terry’s Facebook page

There are some strange things going on at the moment on the official Facebook page of Todd Terry. A hacker seems to have come along and concluded that this (page) will be mine.

Instead of the usual fare about his latest releases, shows or whatever else happens in a day in the life of Todd Terry, we’ve got these utterly bizarre video clips…

Let’s hope that Todd gets his page back very soon and that when he does, he’ll be ready for a new day.

This Instagram story, though? Sume sigh say that being pictured with alleged rapist Erick Morillo is probably not a great idea…

I can’t quite understand…