Nearly every big news site saw its traffic decline in February, compared to a tumultuous January that included the Capitol insurrection and Biden’s inauguration.
Publishers’ traffic was down across the board, and many major sites saw traffic dip more than 20%, according to data from traffic analytics company SimilarWeb.
Politics consumption dropped most dramatically, tumbling 28%. News consumers have become desensitized to the level of drama they had come to expect from politics over the past four years
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The departure of former President Trump’s once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country’s attention.
Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics. https://t.co/WSxSQLgiKn
— Axios (@axios) March 7, 2021