We've seen the social media posts and all the warnings about the "Momo Challenge." It allegedly targets kids and tries to talk them into committing suicide and other nefarious things. But, come to find out the viral challenge is a hoax!
To any concerned parents reading this: Do not worry. The “Momo challenge” is a recurring viral hoax that has been perpetuated by local news stations and scared parents around the world. This entire cycle of shock, terror, and outrage about Momo previously took place less than a year ago: Last summer, local news outlets across the country reported that the Momo challenge was spreading among teens via WhatsApp. Previously, rumors about the challenge spread throughout Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries.