Facebook Competitor Adds 2.5 Million Subscribers — In A Single Week

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From WWW.ZDNET.COM

There has been a growing movement away from social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter recently.

Users are getting fed up with relentless privacy violations, surveillance capitalism, political bias, targeting, and newsfeed manipulation by these companies.

And other social media platforms are benefitting from this tidal wave. Los Angeles-based social media network MeWe, touted to be the ad-free future of social networking, is currently the No. 1 downloaded social app in the Google Play Store, and the No. 3 downloaded app out of all apps in the store.

The privacy-first "anti-Facebook" platform added 2.5 million new members in the last week.

Since launching in 2016, it surged to nine million users in October 2020, doubling its membership during each of the last three years.

The platform is currently sitting at 15.5 million members -- 50% of whom are outside of North America.

MeWe is now translated into 20 languages and is currently the No. 1 social app in Hong Kong.

The company says that its membership spikes frequently -- as people worldwide seek a social network that respects them as customers to be delighted, not with 'data to share, target, or sell".

MeWe claims to be the new mainstream social network with the features people love and no ads, no targeting, and no newsfeed manipulation.

MeWe is the most downloaded social app and No. 3 in the list of most downloaded apps as of Jan. 15, 2021.

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