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3/4/2019 at 2:52:58 PM GMT
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Momo Is Not Trying to Kill Children

By Taylor Lorenz ––

“On Tuesday afternoon, a Twitter user going by the name of Wanda Maximoff whipped out her iPhone and posted a terrifying message to parents. ‘Warning! Please read, this is real,’ she tweeted. “There is a thing called ‘Momo’ that’s instructing kids to kill themselves,” the attached screenshot of a Facebook post reads. “INFORM EVERYONE YOU CAN.”

Maximoff’s plea has been retweeted more than 22,000 times, and the screenshot, featuring the creepy face of ‘Momo,’ has spread like wildfire across the internet. Local news hopped on the story Wednesday, amplifying it to millions of terrified parents. Kim Kardashian even posted a warning about the so-called Momo challenge to her 129 million Instagram followers.

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To continue reading, visit the full article on The Atlantic’s website.

Lorenz, Taylor. “Momo Is Not Trying to Kill Children.” The Atlantic. (February 28, 2019). <https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/02/momo-challenge-hoax/583825/>

 

 



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