Wetherspoon to close down Facebook and Twitter accounts after MPs are trolled

Wetherspoon’s pub stock

Wetherspoon’s pub stock

Pubs group J D Wetherspoon PLC (LON:JDW) has closed down the largely moribund social media accounts of all of its pubs.

The company has nearly 900 pubs in the United Kingdom and Ireland, many of which have individual social media accounts associated with them.

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.

"In a world of social media, J D Wetherspoon has chose to close down all Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts for individual pubs and head office", the JD Wetherspoon Twitter account posted before it was shut down; the irony seemingly lost on the pub brand.

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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'We will also be maintaining our website and the Wetherspoon app and encourage customers to get in touch with us via our website or by speaking with the manager at their local pub'.

JDW has more than 44,000 followers on Twitter, as well as 102,902 Facebook "likes" and 98,160 Facebook followers, all of who will have to find out about their favourite Wetherspoon pubs through their websites and the pubco's magazine.

Social media platforms have come under mounting criticism following news that millions of users' personal information was gathered from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients.

Its most popular posts have received more than 500,000 views.

The company's chairman Tim Martin said he didn't believe quitting social media would impact on business.

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