After the 2020 presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, downloads for the conservative-leaning social media app, Parler, have skyrocketed. According to Quartz, Parler has been downloaded four million times since November 3. It is also the second-most popular news app in the iOS App Store, right behind Twitter.
Parler has been a popular space for conservatives to post since 2018, since many prominent figures have long alleged that social media platforms try to censor their posts. However, in the wake of the divisive 2020 election, the number of downloads and users has surged. Other conservative-leaning apps, such as Rumble and MeWe, have also experienced exponential growth since Election Day.
When Twitter began to label Trump’s post-election tweets as