Regal Moon owner closes social media accounts

Regal Moon owner closes social media accounts

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon today announced the shock decision that it is quitting social media.

In the wake of the Facebook privacy scandal as well as the use of social media to troll figures including MPs, founder Tim Martin said this morning that all accounts would be shut down with immediate effect.

The company is taking a stance against the addictive nature of social media, and do not believe it will stop people from drinking in their pubs.

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.

Booze giants J.D. Wetherspoon have made a decision to shut down down their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for all 904 of their pubs and their head office.

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Last year, Wetherspoon was forced to issue a denial after a spoof Twitter account falsely claimed the company was not allowing staff to wear poppies at work to commemorate fallen service men and women.

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.

"We were also concerned that pub managers were being side-tracked from the real job of serving customers", he said.

For your fix of Spoons-related news, you can subscribe to its magazine... or download the Wetherspoon app, which will still keep you glued to your phone, just not Facebook.

Wetherspoon has more than 44,000 Twitter followers and more than 100,000 followers on Facebook - which is not many considering how many of us have been known to flock through its doors (especially in that lean week before payday).

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