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"It's becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion", said Martin.
A statement from the company highlighted recent "bad publicity" surrounding social media, including the "trolling of MPs and others, especially those from religious or ethnic minorities".
Wetherspoon's founder Tim Martin said on Monday that all its accounts would be shut down, effective immediately.
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.
Given the company's Twitter account had a mere 44,000 followers and its Facebook page some 100,000 followers, hardly stellar numbers for a big brand, one could argue that the pub chain's departure for social media is a bit of a storm in a teacup. or should that be pint glass. "I don't believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever". The chairman today said his company "will still be as vocal as ever" through its Wetherspoon News magazine.
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".
JD Wetherspoon intends to use its magazine, website, and app to keep its customers up-to-date.
Recent concerns regarding the misuse of personal data and "the addictive nature of social media" also played a part in JDW's decision to remove itself from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the statement continued.