Alternative social network Parler hit first overall on the U.S. App Store for iPhones and second on Google Play, according to mobile analytics firm Apptopia.
Parler app downloads doubled in the past week, during which it was installed over 312,000 times, according to Apptopia VP Adam Blacker.
The surge in interest is correlated with the U.S. election results, in which major media organizations have projected a Democratic win, as well as an increasing distrust of traditional social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, which have limited the reach and influence of President Donald Trump as well as blocking allegations of misconduct by Hunter Biden and president-elect Joe Biden in an unproven NY Post story.
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