Driving the news: 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%.
Between the lines: 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.