Day: March 2, 2019

Traditional media’s handling of Momo is far scarier than the story itself

March 2, 2019

It starts with a single message. Hours later, if at all, the WhatsApp, Messenger, or YouTube account gets a disturbing reply, typically including violent imagery. And then the instructions start. They often start as a form of compliance testing before moving on to more disturbing instructions involving self-harm and, ultimately suicide. It’s called “The Momo Challenge,” […]

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