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‘Anti-Facebook’ App MeWe Sees Surge in Downloads Amid Privacy Concerns

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‘Anti-Facebook’ App MeWe Sees Surge in Downloads Amid Privacy Concerns


MeWe, a social media app that focuses on privacy, has seen a surge in downloads in recent weeks in the midst of a social media crackdown on users’ content and accounts. “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 spokesperson David Westreich told Fox Busines on Thursday. “MeWe solves these problems.” Westreich added that MeWe added about 2.5 million new users last week, bringing its total users to 16 million. MeWe, he said, is the “anti-Facebook” social media and is “the new mainstream social network with all the features people love and no ads, no targeting, no newsfeed manipulation, and no BS.” In June 2020, the company said it had about 8 million users. During the November 2020 election, MeWe, Gab, and Parler saw …

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