Facebook have been at it again, manipulating people through their 'social experiments', well this time, they have gone to far for one woman from Kendal.
"Facebook made me transgender," said Caroline Meechan from Kendal. "I used to be Charles Meechan from Kendal."
Early in 2014 Facebook revealed that it was manipulating what people were seeing on their timeline to determine if Social Networking sites could influence people's mood. They sent negative, angry content to some people, and happy, positive content to others. After a few months, they analysed the tone of the posts of the two groups and discovered that those sent mainly positive comments were now happy, content and well adjusted individuals, whilst those sent negative comments had succumbed to drug addiction, depression and suicide.
"It was a very effective demonstration," said Mark Zucherberg. "We're currently investigating methods of using this in advertising."
Meanwhile, this is not the only psychological experiment going on. They are also seeing if they can make straight people gay, and binary gender people trans. And it's worked. According to Caroline Meechan, and her wife Samanthan Meechan, Caroline had been a happily married man for twenty-five years until after being manipulated by subtle content on Facebook, Charles Meechan discovered his feminine side.
"It was a gradual thing," said Samantha. "First it was the clothes, then the makeup. He came out and admitted his feelings to me a few weeks ago, just after the announcement of what Facebook have been doing. Now he wants to live his life as a woman. I'm devastated. How could Zucherberg do this to me?"
Caroline Meechan however believes that this has turned out for the best.
"I feel so liberated and wonderful since discovering I was actually born a woman in a man's body," she said. "It feels 'right', if you know what I mean, which I'm sure you don't in your rigid binary gender roles."
Mark Zucherberg has refused to be drawn on this wanton destruction of a family from Kendal, only going as far to say that Charles Meechan was never sent transgender content, and must be using Facebook as an excuse to his wife.