Jun 29, 2021 - Economy

Conservative social media app frenzy dies down after Capitol riots

Monthly social app downloads
Data: Sensortower; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

The massive migration by the fringe-right to new social networks has largely died down, according to new data from Sensor Tower.

By the numbers: Almost every major conservative social network has seen a dramatic decrease in downloads since the Capitol insurrection.

  • Parler has by far experienced the biggest drop, following removals from Amazon, Apple and Google.

Rumble, a conservative answer to YouTube, receives far more monthly app downloads than its peers, although it's still in decline.

  • Last month, the video app raised money from conservative venture capitalists Peter Thiel and J.D. Vance, valuing the app at over $500 million. Vance, as Axios' Mike Allen scooped, is expected to soon announce a Senate run.
  • Trump joined Rumble on Saturday ahead of a rally in Ohio.

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