Why did Wetherspoons really shut down its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? The possible reasoning behind pubs' bizarre decision

(Reuters) - British pubs group JD Wetherspoon closed all its social media accounts on Monday, saying it was taking a stand against an industry accused of misusing personal data and allowing bullying to run rife.

Wetherspoons close Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all its 900 pubs the trolling of MPs and others.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

UK pubs group JD Wetherspoon drops social media in protest

(Reuters) - British pubs group JD Wetherspoon closed all its social media accounts on Monday, saying it was taking a stand against an industry accused of misusing personal data and allowing ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Reuters Technology

Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts

Chairman Tim Martin linked the move to bad publicity about social media, including the trolling of MPs.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from BBC Technology

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon quits all social media

The purveyor of beer and breakfasts has called time on its 900 Facebook accounts, plus Twitter and Instagram.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Techradar

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