JD Wetherspoon Shuts Down All Social Media Accounts Following Trolling Of MPs

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The move to kill the social media accounts of all 900 of its pubs was, according to a variety of reports, prompted as a form of protest against the hurling of abuse at MPs and others via social networks.

High street pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced that it is shuttering all of its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Martin said the decision was made because people spend too much time on social media "and struggle to control the compulsion".

"I don't believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever, and this is the overwhelming view of our pub managers", said Tim Martin, the chairman and outspoken founder of the group.

Data misuse and the perceived addictive nature of sharing, liking, posting and spouting nonsense on online platforms, was also apparently a reason for the move.

" We will still be as vocal as ever through our Wetherspoon News magazine, as well as keeping the press updated at all times".

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.

Spoons will still be maintaining its web site and updating its app, while it also came up with the novel idea of suggesting its customers actually talk to the manager of their local Wetherspoon if they have any feedback.

Wetherspoon has more than 44,000 Twitter followers and more than 100,000 followers on Facebook - which is not many considering how many of us have been known to flock through its doors (especially in that lean week before payday). Fascinating interviews with Gary Lineker, Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Eric Cantona, Alastair Campbell, Jon Ronson, Nick Clegg and more.

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