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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.

Go deeper: Boring news cycle deals blow to partisan media

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Trump voices support for Saturday's pro-Capitol riots rally

Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Former President Trump on Thursday expressed solidarity with people facing prosecution in connection to the Capitol insurrection.

Why it matters: The statement was issued ahead of Saturday's rally to protest the treatment of Capitol rioters. Over 600 known federal defendants face charges related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Stock buybacks boom as corporate cash piles grow

The Delta variant is keeping more companies cautious about how to invest the mountains of cash they have at their disposal. That hesitancy has led, in part, to corporate spending on stock buybacks outpacing capital expenditures this year. 

Why it matters: Companies hoarded cash and raised prices over the past year — leaving them with a lot of money and decisions about what to do with it.

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Health policies at stake in Democrats' infrastructure bet

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Democrats are at a pivotal moment in their quest to expand health care coverage, slash the cost of prescription drugs and create a social structure that prioritizes people's health.

Driving the news: Democrats have a clear list of health care priorities they'll be fighting for this week. Among them is a measure to expand Medicare to cover dental, vision and hearing benefits.