YouTube Addressed Momo Challenge Viral Videos That Prompt Kids to Harm Themselves

Encouraging participation is prohibited; news and educational fare can stay, but not be monetized

Momo, from a sculpture by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa, has a face that’s hard to forget, and it spurred the Momo Challenge, a viral hoax that allegedly promotes self-harm, but YouTube stressed that it is not contributing to the virality, nor are any video creators profiting from videos featuring that face.