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Adventures in JW social media: that old time online feel

As we slide into this subject, we thought we’d take a look at how the JW ruling body engages in social media.

We’re used to seeing Jehovah’s Witnesses handing out literature in the New York subway (or, more accurately, standing around their literature stands while being ignored). But in this age of instantaneous electronic ubiquity, how is the organization talking advantage of the web’s reach?

At Facebook, we were actually kind of charmed that an official JW account is posting items featuring art that definitely has that old-timey feel. Hey, stick with what works, right?

These were some of our favorites. What impression do you think they make as social media offerings?

Uh-oh, there’s trouble ahead for these fashionable and self-obsessed young people…


Warm colors tell us everything’s good with grandpa…

Aprons make everyone feel better…

Reading is fundamental…

Uh-oh, rocky times ahead!


Meanwhile, on another social media platform…

We’ve had our own issues with YouTube penalizing us for reporting on someone else’s abuses. What gives, YouTube?


Posted by Tony Ortega on March 15, 2019 at 12:00

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Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He’s written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology’s harassment of Paulette Cooper titled ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ and more recently a compilation of his stories, ‘Battlefield Scientology.’ He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world, as well as other subjects such as Jehovah’s Witnesses. You can reach him by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT (Drop him a line if you’d like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.)


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