Quick watch: “Lashon hora,” the evil tongue, has always been a problem, but the Internet and social media potentially increase the speed of gossip exponentially.

In an effort to combat the scourge of gossip, particularly on social media, a Jewish advocacy group produced the video to drive home the speed and danger with which unfounded rumours spread.

The phenomenon is likened to a “weapon of mass destruction.” Watch the video and learn more about the destructive effects “the evil tongue.”

Psalm 141:3
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

James 1:26
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

James 3:8
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.