The topic 'Momo Challenge' turned out to be a hoax when killing a child, why did it diffuse so much?

In the past few days, on Twitter and other SNSs, the mystery presence of " Momo " became a topic as "the children are killing themselves to commit suicide." However, in reality this rumor, also known as the "Momo Challenge", proved to be a hoax, and it has been reported that many people were fooled by shocking hoaxes.

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A Twitter user at the end of February 2019 tweeted with Facebook screenshot that "The moment" Momo "instructs the child to commit suicide" as the end of February 2019 and immediately twice 20,000 times We have won over retweets. This topic was also reported in local news, and Instagram 's influencers spread and scared many people.

This tweet has already been deleted, but this is an image diffused as Momo. It is no wonder that there are children whose long hair hangs to stick to a large forehead, a characteristic doll with a big eyed and raised mouth, and who feels scared or scared.

Momo is said to be "hidden in movies on YouTube", and by chance I instructed the child who saw the movie that Momo appears to commit suicide, ordered others to hurt I was told to do. A series of information on the Momo challenge spread in the Spanish-speaking countries from the summer of 2018, and initially reported that it is a threat among teenagers on the messaging app WhatsApp.

Actually, however, rumors related to the Momo Challenge are completely hoaxes, and there is no fact that Momo actually says that children are committing suicide on YouTube and SNS on their children. What became under the Momo was the work " Keeping Birds " by Mr. Keisuke Sosoi , a Japanese artist who worked at the vanilla gallery in Tokyo in 2016. " Ghost Gallery III - Jasper in the Underworld - It was exhibited at the event "It is. The image of this mother-of-wisdom bird became popular with overseas bulletin board Reddit, and it is said that the urban legend "Momo Challenge" was born.

The Momo challenge spread through the Internet since the report that a 12-year-old girl living near Buenos Aires in Argentina committed suicide by the Momo Challenge "around the summer of 2018. According to this report, when a girl's brother found a girl who was hanging in the back yard, a smartphone was falling in the vicinity, and the girl was photographing her figure with a smartphone before suicide. "The authorities sees suicide as being seduced by a person they met through WhatsApp", but the Argentine authorities have not even confirmed the existence of a girl who committed suicide, not to the fact that the girl was seduced by the Momo challenge .

However, there have been widespread rumors that two young people in India were later died by the Momo Challenge, and a 12 - year - old girl in Colombia and a 16 - year - old boy committed suicide by Momo Challenge. Of course there is no evidence that children died as a result of Momo challenge. At the end of February 2019, the content of the Momo Challenge is "It is hidden in a movie on YouTube and instructs a child suddenly to see that child by chance", but YouTube has a movie on the platform " Momo Challenge "existed in the past.

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Shocking news such as "the existence of a mystery driving children to suicide" is easy to gather people's eyes and is a topic that is easy to spread on the Internet. There are also Internet users who make piggybacking on a hoax and make an account like actually guiding to the Momo challenge and posting spooky movies using Momo.

Benjamin Radford , an American writer and famous for urban legend, said, "The spread of hoaxes about Momo Challenge is a moral panic caused by parents who want to know what their children are doing," I am talking. Parents who worry about children will be more likely to jump to the news that drives such anxiety and as a result further malignant hoax will spread.

More and more parents do not know what are you doing children by the widespread use of smart phones, the 2016 study and in 60% of the children to create a SNS account without the knowledge of parents, is that many of the children "parent yourself I do not know how I use the Internet. " Mr. Radford thinks that such parent-child gap is one factor that diffuses hoax like Momo challenge.

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