Ridiculously Creepy Doll is Telling Kids to Harm and Kill Themselves Online


We're all vaguely aware of the dark side to the internet, but this case is extraordinary. It targets children, and is responsible for the deaths of a 12 year old Argentinian girl and a 13 year old Belgian boy. More recently, it's told an 8 year old boy to put a knife to his neck.

According to this article from inews:

The Momo challenge is an alleged form of cyberbullying which spreads over the phone messaging service WhatsApp. Children receive threats from an anonymous number associated with a picture of “Momo” – an alien-like woman with bulging eyes, an eerie stretched smile, and straggly hair. Momo allegedly forces children to undertake dangerous tasks – up to and including suicide – by threatening them with violence.