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Wetherspoon abandons social media, tells customers to pop down the pub instead

The company, which has nearly 900 pubs across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, is shutting all the accounts with immediate effect.

According to an official statement from the pub operator, the move comes after "the bad publicity surrounding social media" including "the trolling of MPs" as well as the recent news surrounding "the misuse of personal data".

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced the immediate deletion of all of its social media accounts this morning (April 16). Given how much Brits like to drink, we reckon he's got a point.

You could argue that people spend a lot of time in pubs as well, but that's a conversation for another time, perhaps over a cold beer and some cheap pub grub.

Wetherspoon's, which has just short of 900 pubs across Ireland and the United Kingdom, the majority of which have individual social media accounts, has more than 44,000 Twitter followers and 100,000 followers on Facebook, but Martin seemed undeterred by potential limitations to the company's reach as a result of the social media blackout.




In 2018, it is unusual to find a business without a social media presence, and.

'I don't believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever, and this is the overwhelming view of our pub managers.

The chain is understood to have consulted pub mangers before making the move, claiming that "90-to-95%" felt that social media was not helping the business. The chairman today said his company "will still be as vocal as ever" through its Wetherspoon News magazine.

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.

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