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 Annex. He 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
This episode was produced by Lisseth Moreno and Joseph Cohen.