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#BBCtrending: The fight against online gossip

A video warning about the dangers of gossiping online in the Jewish community is being shared widely on social media.

The video highlights the consequences of lashon hara, which means 'evil tongue' in Hebrew. It says: "lashon hara is a gun that can wound a person, lashon hara online is a weapon of mass destruction".

The message is timely, as Jews around the world reflect during Yom Kippur - the festival of atonement.

India Rakusen of BBC Trending reports.

Video journalist: Neil Meads

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