Pub chain JD Wetherspoon recently closed down their social media accounts for fear that “pub managers were being side-tracked from the real job of serving customers.” Really?

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin claims he closed down the group’s social media accounts because they were taking up too much time.

Tim Martin famously supported Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in the 2016 EU referendum and supported Vote Leave and Boris Johnson.

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But a (now deleted) Twitter account from former Wetherspoon’s social media team members claims the accounts were shut down and deleted because the firm was “in fear of being caught for social data ‘misuse’” connected to what it calls the #VoteLeave ‘scam’:

A cached copy of the deleted account can still be seen here.

Yet more proof that the Brexit vote was a corrupt confidence trick played on the UK public by a small group of billionaires?🔷

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(This piece was first published on Pride’s Purge.)

(Cover: JD Wetherspewn Twitter account.)



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