National Museum denies owning FB page that posted pornographic videos

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 15 2019 06:53 PM

A photo of the National Museum of the Philippines, which had to deal with backlash caused by a Facebook page claiming to represent it sharing pornographic videos. ABS-CBN News

The National Museum of the Philippines was forced to make a statement on Friday after a Facebook page claiming to represent it posted a series of obscene pornographic videos

A suspiciously verified Facebook page named National Museum of Natural History Philippines shared the explicit clips early Friday, and it took more than half a day for them to be removed. 

The videos were quickly reposted, spawning "hacked" jokes at the expense of the museum and, eventually, a response from those who run the National Museum of the Philippines. 

The statement read: "We would like to inform the public that our ONLY OFFICIAL Facebook Account is the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES." 

"There are no other official accounts bearing the name of the National Museum," it furthered, before debunking claims that this was a hacking incident. 

"We regret the offense that these sexually explicit videos may have caused the public, which is the work of malicious and ill-intentioned persons," the statement concluded. 

The page where the statement is posted is unverified by Facebook, but ABS-CBN News was able to confirm that it is an official page. 

ABS-CBN News has also reached out to Facebook on how the fake page got its verified status.