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#BBCtrending: Is Paul Walker's death being exploited online?

Millions of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to US actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday. But some have also used the story of the celebrity's death to advertise goods and services.

#BBCtrending's Anne-Marie Tomchak investigates how Facebook-user Master Wendell and others on social media may be leveraging Mr Walker's death for cash.

#BBCtrending is a hand-picked selection of stories trending on social media around the world, featured online, on BBC World television and in a weekly World Service radio programme

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Produced by Matthew Danzico and Benjamin Zand

  • 04 Dec 2013
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