“Nearly halfway through President Biden’s first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news – and especially politics. The departure of former President Trump’s once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country’s attention. 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” Axios reports.
“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%. Interest in the presidency, specifically, has taken a steep plunge. There were three times as many stories written about about Trump in February of 2017 than about Biden last month, according to data from NewsWhip. Biden was discussed on cable news for an estimated 1,836 minutes last month, according to the Stanford Cable TV News Analyzer. In February of Trump’s first year, he commanded an estimated 4,669 minutes on cable news.”