I just got back from the internet and found something interesting. It's called a Momo Challenge, which becomes a trending topic of this week. Rumors say Momo Challenge is a game which challenges someone to play a suicide game. The viral game gained major attention after a year-old girl was found dead in her backyard near Buenos Aires, Argentina, after allegedly having an online conversation with an account called Momo complete with the image of the creepy face above.
Momo is a nickname given to a sculpture of a young woman with long black hair, large bulging eyes, a wide smile and bird legs. Pictures of the sculpture are associated with an urban legend involving a WhatsApp phone number that messages disturbing photographs to those that attempt to contact it, linked to a game referred to as the Momo Challenge or Momo Game. Similar to the Blue Whale Challenge , many have accused the suicide game of being a hoax.
If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. Momo is an internet urban legend originating in She appears to be a young woman with dark brown hair, huge bulging eyes, a huge mouth with a big smile, and she appears to only have bird legs. In , people started stealing images of the sculpture, and started building the name Momo for the sculpture, which would lead Momo to start giving children dangerous tasks to harm themselves. Aso did not give any permissions or allow anyone to create a legend out of his sculpture.
The " Momo Challenge " was a hoax and an Internet urban legend about a nonexistent social media challenge that was spread on Facebook and other media outlets. The challenge was reported to become "a worldwide phenomenon" in after an Indonesian newspaper reported that it had caused a year-old girl to kill herself. As with other Internet hoaxes presented as challenges such as " Blue Whale ", players are then instructed to perform a succession of tasks, refusal to do so being met with threats. Messages are subsequently accompanied by frightening or gory pictures. Although authorities have not confirmed any physical harm resulting from this, or even that a sustained exchange of messages took place between the Momo character and anybody, police forces and school administrations on several continents have issued warnings about the Momo Challenge and repeated common advice about Internet safety. WhatsApp is encouraging its users to block phone numbers engaging in this practice and to report them to the company. Commenting on the numerous rumours of suicide related to the Momo Challenge, web security experts and folklorists studying urban legend have stated that the phenomenon is likely a case of moral panic : a sensationalized hoax fuelled by unverified media reports.