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"They were telling me that Facebook and YouTube have had a major impact negatively on the society. He said the friends don’t realize this and they want to keep it quiet so as not to raise curiosity and cause many of the rank and file to start investigating what the commotion is all about. It is hurting them more than any lawsuit…
…He said Facebook is being used now by many jws. This has introduce them to YouTube. The society could not keep the majority from using it with all the warnings, so they realized it was just a matter of time when the jws making use of Facebook would wonder off to some apostate site just out of curiosity.
Also the society is now using circuit overseers to disseminate “important secretive” information to the body of elders instead of official letter writing. The society is recognizing that there are too many apostate elders who will leak information over the internet.
So they are restricting certain secretive information so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. They are also encouraging elders to regularly visit Facebook sites and YouTube sites and calling it shepherding calls and can even count some time as field service. Not sure up to how many hours will count for field service. But it was mention that one elder assigned can count up to one hour a week. And they can rotate elders every CO Visit. Publishers have no idea this is happening…
…Evidently the new CO arrangement was made with that purpose in mind. More control of information. So this is something that has been in the works for a long time. It was something that had been planned a couple of years ago. They for saw it.
The society knew that the internet boom would cause them trouble so they had been taking counter measures to keep secrets of organization history locked away.
BTW the society does have a group of brothers that surf FB and YouTube daily. That is their job. It is usually die hard elders who have been in Bethel for a long time. This negative information is taken into account to determine what kinds of articles and information in conventions and assemblies will be considered…
…So the WTS is not stagnant and doing nothing. They are fighting hard and smart and using their power to sway other corporations like Facebook and YouTube to squelch truthful information. So I would imagine that at some point in the future Facebook will announce that everyone has to use their correct identity. This will frighten any jw from visiting FB or YouTube and it will expose jws who are posting negative comments, which will alert the elders in the congregations throughout the U.S.so they can start disfellowshipping.”
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