The Momo Challenge and Other Panics

The Annex discusses the “Momo Challenge”, an online hoax that was said to target children. We talk about the diffusion of social panic and conspiracies.


Timothy Gill is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is currently working on a book, The Future of U.S. Empire in the Americas (Routledge). Twitter: @timgill924

Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The AnnexHe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation(2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

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