Momo Challenge: The viral hoax - BBC Newsnight

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Momo, a character with bulging eyes, supposedly sets children dangerous challenges - but it's a hoax.
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    A flurry of scare stories about children being put in danger by the ‘Momo Challenge’ has spread online – but fact checkers say it’s a hoax.

    What does this latest viral panic tell us about fears about online safety and fake news? In the studio, Emily Maitlis is joined by journalist Amelia Tait and Mumsnet's Rowan Davies.

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