Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Wetherspoon to close down social media accounts after trolling of MPs

Wetherspoon to close down social media accounts after trolling of MPs

Booze giants J.D. Wetherspoon have chose to shut down down their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for all 904 of their pubs and their head office.

It added that recent concerns regarding the misuse of personal data, following the Facebook scandal, and the addictive nature of social media had influenced its decision.

JD Wetherspoon has announced that it is to beat a tactical retreat from all of its social media channels in order to channel its communications directly via an in-house magazine and website.

"Thank you for being a loyal Wetherspoon customer - we hope to see you in your local pub soon".

"We are going against conventional wisdom that these platforms are a vital component of a successful business", said Mr Martin.

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The pub chain said in a statement that rather than using social media, it will continue to release news stories and information through its website and printed magazine.

The pub chain now has more than 100,000 Facebook followers and more than 6,000 on Instagram. He, and the company's pub managers, do not believe that closing the accounts will have any affect on the business "whatsoever", he said. Fascinating interviews with Gary Lineker, Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Eric Cantona, Alastair Campbell, Jon Ronson, Nick Clegg and more.

He said customers could also get in touch with them by speaking with their local pub manager.

With additional reporting from Press Association.

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