JD Wetherspoon closes down all social media accounts

JD Wetherspoon closes down all social media accounts

"In a world of social media, J D Wetherspoon has made a decision to close down all Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts for individual pubs and head office", it said in a tweet that is no longer available because it has closed down its Twitter account.

The social media blackout will affect the company's head office as well as the more than 900 Wetherspoons pubs in the United Kingdom and Ireland. I don't believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever, and...

It also hit out at the "addictive" nature of social media.

Wetherspoon, whose chairman and founder Tim Martin is also a vocal champion of Britain leaving the European Union, said it was closing Twitter TWTR.N , Facebook and Instagram accounts for its head office and nearly 900 pubs in Britain and Ireland.

The group is not doing so because it could hardly be bothered to update its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts but because of concerns over abuse of social media channels.

More news: CN Tower closed, Rogers Centre assessing damage due to falling ice
More news: Russian Federation may have tampered with chemical attack site, USA envoy says
More news: Do not eat romaine lettuce — Warning from CDC

"The danger is that firms could lose control over the stories told and shared about them on social media, which doesn't bode well for reputation management".

In a statement issued today, JDW said the decision had been made following bad publicity surrounding social media, including the "trolling of MPs and others, especially those from or ethnic minorities".

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

It also said it was encouraging customers to "get in touch with us via our website or by speaking with the manager at their local pub".

Wetherspoon had amassed a following of some 44,000 on Twitter and over 100,000 on Facebook.

Related Articles

  • James Comey Is a Chelsea Boot Boy

    James Comey Is a Chelsea Boot Boy

    Before his sacking by President Trump , Mr Comey said the thought he had affected the outcome made him "mildly nauseous". He said Sessions responded by not meeting his gaze, darting his eyes around, and letting Comey know he was on his own .
    (AMZN) Shares Sold by TB Alternative Assets Ltd.

    (AMZN) Shares Sold by TB Alternative Assets Ltd.

    Koch Incorporated accumulated 38,858 shares or 0.11% of the stock. 223,991 were accumulated by Cubic Asset Management Ltd Company. WILKE JEFFREY A sold $3.25 million worth of stock or 2,800 shares. 544 shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley, worth $795,502.
    Facebook data leak increases to 87 million users

    Facebook data leak increases to 87 million users

    The current FTC investigation will look at whether Facebook engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. Enormous security costs, especially relative to competitor counterparts, may just be one of the many effects of such a shift.
  • 2 dead in Coshocton County plane crash

    2 dead in Coshocton County plane crash

    Editor's Note: This is a developing story , we are working to get more information and will bring you updates here on NBC29.com. She also said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been alerted about the incident.
    Novak Djokovic reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

    Novak Djokovic reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

    I got to prepare if I need to play tomorrow. "He said that a couple of days ago - and I thought he would play Roland Garros". Then he lost his opening matches in March at Indian Wells - to a qualifier ranked outside the top 100 - and Miami.
    Sean Hannity Says Michael Cohen Never 'Represented' Him: 'I Never Retained Him'

    Sean Hannity Says Michael Cohen Never 'Represented' Him: 'I Never Retained Him'

    Cohen acknowledged that seven of the 10 clients he had in 2017 to 2018 involved business consulting over legal advice. Cohen's attorney had previously identified two other clients: Trump and Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy.
  • Weather Service Warns of High Winds in East San Diego County

    Weather Service Warns of High Winds in East San Diego County

    On Monday, the weather service released its findings after a crew surveyed damage from a storm that struck late Friday night. A spokesman for the Summit County EMA says Barberton and Copley were the hardest hit areas during Sunday night's storm.
    Tory immigration minister clueless about Windrush deportations

    Tory immigration minister clueless about Windrush deportations

    A Home Office official said the rejection had been because the subject of the meeting was not clear. Many who subsequently came were given indefinite leave to remain but records were not kept.
    Man arrested and charged in Bargoed for alleged assault on ambulance staff

    Man arrested and charged in Bargoed for alleged assault on ambulance staff

    Police said while one of the accused is a 17 year-old engineering student, the other is in a 16-year-old polytechnic college. When asked, the child revealed that two of her cousins, both minors , sexually assaulted her when she visited their home.
  • Air strikes on Syria will not change course of war: UK's Johnson

    Air strikes on Syria will not change course of war: UK's Johnson

    Russian Federation continues to defend Syria even in the face of evidence of prohibited chemical weapons use. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday said the president was referring only to the narrow task on Friday.
    Donovan Mitchell To Play in Game 2 After Toe Injury

    Donovan Mitchell To Play in Game 2 After Toe Injury

    Jazz coach Quin Snyder chose to yank Mitchell for the final 3:19 of Sunday's loss for fear or severely injuring the foot. After a stellar playoff debut, Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's status for Game 2 is now unclear.
    Colorado teachers go to the Capitol to demand more education funding

    Colorado teachers go to the Capitol to demand more education funding

    Candidates are encouraged to attend if they are certified in Oklahoma, certified in another state or now are student teaching. Others are taking part in so-called walk-ins at schools.