Wetherspoon closes all social media accounts

Wetherspoon closes all social media accounts

HOME OF THE CHEAP PINT JD Wetherspoon has announced the shut down of its social media accounts because it reckons people "spend too much time" on the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin, was a strong campaigner for leaving the European Union in 2016 and claimed that social media is "all a bit of marketing hype".

Martin has been one of the most vocal supporters of Brexit within the United Kingdom business community, receiving a lot of criticism on social media because of his stance.

Wetherspoon, whose chairman and founder Tim Martin is also a vocal champion of Britain leaving the European Union, said it was closing Twitter TWTR.N , Facebook and Instagram accounts for its head office and nearly 900 pubs in Britain and Ireland.

Martin said he did not believe that closing those accounts would affect its business whatsoever "and this is the overwhelming view of our pub managers".

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In a statement issued today, JDW said the decision had been made following bad publicity surrounding social media, including the "trolling of MPs and others, especially those from or ethnic minorities".

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Mr Martin said Wetherspoon would remain as vocal as ever, but would instead use its magazine and website as well as the press for news updates.

Wetherspoon said that customers looking to get in touch with it could contact the business through its website or by visiting one of its sites.

Wetherspoon boasted more than 44,000 Twitter followers and about 100,000 followers on Facebook.

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