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JD Wetherspoon pubs come off social media

JD Wetherspoon pubs come off social media

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.

The operator of about 900 pubs across the United Kingdom and Ireland shut down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts on Monday, citing recent online "trolling" of United Kingdom lawmakers and minorities, as well as concerns around misuse of personal data.

All their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts will be shut down.

Outspoken founder and chairman, Tim Martin, claimed the move wouldn't harm his business at all.

No reason was given for the move in the statement on Twitter, but the company did offer more details to various media outlets citing concerns over the recent data leaking via Facebook, and the "trolling of MPs" as root causes for the closures. "I don't believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever, and this is the overwhelming view of our pub managers", he added.

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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.

Instead, he directed interested customers to the chain's printed magazine, Wetherspoons News.

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.

The company closed down its Twitter and Facebook accounts - which had 44,000 and 100,000 followers, respectively - as well as its Instagram feed, for all of its 900 pubs and head office. "Currently we've got a massive commercial advantage because everyone else is wasting hours of their time", he responded.


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