Is the Momo Challenge a Hoax?

South African parents are being warned by the authorities to be vigilant and aware of what their children are watching on television, YouTube and online. This as rumours spread of a Momo Challenge, allegedly hidden in popular cartoons, daring young children to harm themselves or encouraging them to commit suicide. Thus far, the challenge appears to be a hoax, according to Africa Check.

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