Conservative social media app frenzy dies down after Capitol riots
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.