March 2, 2019 4:19 pm

THE MOMO challenge is terrifying parents as it has been linked to the death of two children. But who is the scary girl in the horrifying Momo Youtube videos?

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Authorities are warning people not to add the sinister Momo challenge account on any social media platform, including WhatsApp and Youtube. The videos feature a character called Momo and the challenge involves young people being dared to message the girl in the picture. Momo will then rely with violent images or even threaten people who if they do not follow her orders.

Some people have even claimed to have received phone calls, where all they heard were screams and other disturbing noises.

Who is the scary girl in the Youtube videos?

The creepy artwork was not originally created to be part of the dangerous game it is being used for now.

The real name of the sculpture is Mother Bird and was created by Japanese special effects company, Link Factory.

Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, who often makes dolls using animal parts, was believed to have created the artwork but Hayashi disputes the rumours.

Posting on Instagram, Hayashi said: “I didn’t create “Mother Bird”. Keisuke Aiso created it. Link Factory is his company.”

A YouTube spokesman said videos with content that encourages dangerous activities will be removed.

The spokesperson said: “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm or death.

“We remove flagged videos that violate our policies.”

Instagram added it has already deleted three accounts that have been involved in promoting Momo.

An Instagram spokesman said: “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Instagram.

“Content or accounts that encourage others to harm themselves are not allowed and we will remove them as soon as we are made aware.

“We encourage anyone who comes across anything like this to report it and we have a team working 24/7 who prioritise reports related to self-harm.”

If you are worried about Momo, you can call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella