I thought this extract from the August 15 WT (Study Edition) was very telling...
Today, anyone with an Internet
connection can become a desktop professor,
pretending to be in the know, without even
revealing his name. And there are no rules
on who can publish ideas, information, images,
Do not become an “Internet Eve.” Be critical
and suspicious of the information. Before
trusting it, ask: (1) Who published this
material? What are the author’s credentials?
(2) Whywas this published? What motivated
the writer? Is there any bias? (3) Where
did the author get the information? Does he
supply sources that can be checked? (4) Is
the information current? In the first century,
the apostle Paul gave Timothy advice that
applies with equal force today. Paul wrote:
“Guard what is laid up in trust with you,
turning away from the empty speeches that
violate what is holy and from the contradictions
of the falsely called ‘knowledge.’”
—1 Tim. 6:20.
Watchtower tells every JW to be critical of anything not written by them.
How well these words apply to the editors of the Watchtower magazine.