After Blue Whale, Momo Whatsapp Challenge – A ‘Suicide Game’ is Risking your Teensby Opinion Express August 22, 2018 0 comments
Following in the steps of the Blue Whale challenge that took over a hundred lives, a new unsettling game is now spreading on the social media platforms – the ‘Momo Challenge.
Allegedly linked to a 12-year-old Argentinian girl, the challenge throws children into a series of violent activities. It’s time we realise how precious life is before putting ourselves in harm’s way with such dangerous stunts — as Mumbai Police’s Twitter post rightly reads: Not all momos are meant to be consumed!
What is Momo Whatsapp Challenge?
The Momo suicide game is an online challenge that initially started on Facebook, for which an avatar of a horrifying woman is being used. It is, however, spreading on Whatsapp. The image of a woman that is being used for the challenge is created by a Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, who is not linked to the game in any way. The artwork is known as Mother Bird and is also linked with Link Factory. The image is horrifying. It portrays a girl’s face, which appears to be distorted. The eyes are popping out and bulging, looking like two momos, only with eyeballs. The body appears much smaller than the face. The horrific photo is being used to make teenagers take their lives, just like the blue whale challenge.
During this game, children are contacted through unknown numbers, and the accounts of which are linked to three numbers in Mexico, Japan, and Columbia. Children are sent a set of instructions and if they fail to follow those rules and protocols of the game, they are threatened with violent images. Cybercrime experts, however, are calling it nothing but just a source to steal information.
Courtesy: The Pioneer