1 Mar 2019

'Momo challenge' likely a hoax despite warnings

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 1 March 2019

An online game said to encourage children to self-harm is likely a hoax, but that hasn't stopped agencies in New Zealand and overseas sounding the alarm. The game reportedly involves a puppet-like character called Momo that pops up in youtube videos to scare children and issue disturbing demands. But despite international warnings, few people can point to evidence it's a real danger.