Facebook rival MeWe acquires 2.5M individuals in a week as clients look for a privacy

The social network MeWe acquired 2.5 million new individuals in the previous week as social media clients run to privacy-focused applications.

The social network as of now has 16 million individuals, as per the organization. In June 2020, MeWe expressed it had approximately 8 million individuals.

The ad-free platform means to go up against traditional social media models that utilization information collection for targeted advertisements. MeWe, launched by Mark Weinstein in 2016, likewise vouches not to censor their clients for conduct that may violate the policies of different networks, including Facebook and Twitter.

“People all over the world are leaving Facebook and Twitter in droves because they are fed up with the relentless privacy violations, surveillance capitalism, political bias, targeting and newsfeed manipulation by these companies,” MeWe’s marketing director, David Westreich, told USA TODAY.

Over half of MeWe clients are situated in North America. Then, 24% are situated in Asia, 24% in Europe and 2% in Australia. Brazil and Argentina additionally have a small percentage of individuals.

Parler and MeWe saw momentum in November 2020 around the election with clients highlighting the conservation of free speech as one of their main reasons for joining. Google and Apple both eliminated Parler from their particular application stores, and Amazon Web Services suspended Parler from its web hosting services, however the site made a partial return on Monday.

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo likewise saw its average number of daily searches increment by 62%.

MeWe follows its “Privacy Bill of Rights,” which expresses the platform doesn’t manipulate, filter or change the order for clients’ newsfeeds or utilize facial acknowledgment technology. Its terms of service deny clients from posting content that is hateful, threatening, hurtful or actuates violence.

On Monday, MeWe became the second most downloaded free social application in the Google Play Store, as indicated by the organization.

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