Wetherspoons deletes all social media accounts after constant 'online abuse'

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin: We'll shut down our social media after privacy, addiction and trolling concerns

JD Wetherspoon Plc just called closing time on its social media accounts.

JD Wetherspoon has closed all of its social media channels, with the United Kingdom on-premise operator claiming that services such as Twitter and Facebook have become too addictive.

The decision follows the recent #DeleteFacebook movement which saw companies like Tesla Inc. and Playboy Enterprises Inc.

As any 'Spoons aficionado will testify, the main reason to patronise this most functional of drinking houses is for its awesome social media presence. He said that he does not believe that closing the accounts will have any affect on the business "whatsoever".

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.

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In a statement, the Chairman says it's becoming increasingly obvious people spend too much time on social media - and struggle to control the compulsion. Fascinating interviews with Gary Lineker, Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Eric Cantona, Alastair Campbell, Jon Ronson, Nick Clegg and more.

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

Mr Martin took the decision following recent publicity over the use of social media to criticise MPs and others, especially those from religious or ethnic minorities.

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.

There was no specific case which angered the Wetherspoon boss, but he had become increasing concerned after reading reports of MPs being targeted for online abuse.

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