Staff in the Department of Work and Pensions have logged onto Facebook and Twitter more than 120,000,000 millin times in the last year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The FOI request was used to receive information on the top 10 website visited by staff at the department.

The Mirror report: 

Civil servants waging the Government’s war on “skivers” are spending thousands of hours in the office looking at shopping, social networking and sport websites. Figures reveal officials at the Department of Work and Pensions are logging on to sites like Facebook, Twitter and Sky Sports MILLIONS of times a year. Google is the most popular website with 690,448,667 views.

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