Over the past few days, a number of media outlets have covered the existence of unborn baby Marriah Greene's Facebook profile. Greene's parents, Matt and Ellie, wanted to find a creative way to announce their pregnancy to the world. So, they took to Facebook, created a profile for their unborn baby... and the rest is history. CNN has more:
The child attends Tummy University, enjoys soccer and swimming and talks in first person. And her friends talk back to her– in baby-speak, naturally.
Of course, it’s really her mother, Ellie Greene of Whitehouse, Texas, updating the page, but the fetus already has more than 260 friends.
When Ellie and her husband, Matt, decided it was time to announce their pregnancy, they wanted a quick, inclusive method, and what’s faster than Facebook to spread exciting news?
Below, watch a video report from KENS5-TV:
As of 7:30 p.m. Eastern time tonight, little Marriah's profile was no longer active on Facebook. The Blaze reached out to Ellie and asked if the social network has removed the profile. Her response was brief: "I think so."
Facebook has a strict policy that requires all profile creators to be at least 13 years of age:
If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page.
Could it be that Facebook counted Marriah among those individuals who are below the age requirement and, as a result, removed her account? We shall see. No word back yet from them on the matter.