VIDEO: Jehovah's Witnesses, subpoenas, and the attempted unmasking of apostates - 2019-04-13
We mentioned the other day that the ex-Jehovah's Witnesses community is experiencing something very like what ex-Scientologists went through 25 years ago, when the Church of Scientology went to war with the early Internet.
Today, Lloyd Evans, Mark O'Donnell and others discuss the Watchtower's new litigiousness against whistleblowers, and specifically in the case of one Reddit user, Darkspilver, who is fighting back with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Says Lloyd: "In recent months, dozens of subpoenas have been issued by Watchtower to internet giants like Google, Facebook and Reddit requesting information identifying otherwise anonymous whisteblowers who have posted information the organization considers to be copyrighted. This is in addition to cease and desist letters being sent to known activists, including yours truly, threatening legal action over use of copyrighted content. But with the help of the EFF, or Electronic Frontier Foundation, one ex-JW activist is fighting back. Reddit user Darkspilver has issued a motion to quash Watchtower's attempts to subpoena their information, and Watchtower has responded with a 48-page document defending their attempted violation of Darkspilver's privacy."