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Episode 666

Momo Challenge
Thu, 2019-Feb-28 01:49 UTC
Length - 1:46

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With 583,025 views on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 our article of the day is Momo Challenge.

The "Momo Challenge" is an alleged form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and cell phones. After phone users are enticed to contact a user named "Momo", they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to perform a series of dangerous tasks. Despite claims that the phenomenon was reaching worldwide proportions in July of 2018, the number of actual complaints is relatively small, and no police force has confirmed that anyone was actually harmed. Reports on and awareness of the alleged challenge rose in February 2019 after the Police Service of Northern Ireland posted a public warning on Facebook.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:49 UTC on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

For the full current version of the article, see Momo Challenge on Wikipedia.

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