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Riders who stormed the capital back in January documented the attack on the conservative social media platform called Parlor. Amazon, which was hosting the site, feared additional violence and knocked it offline. That was almost the end. But then an obscure company came out of nowhere to save it, and Pierce Bobby Allen went to Los Angeles to talk to the man in charge of the company(Kevin Matossian), and he joins us now. Welcome to the program, It.
[00:00:24.980] – Bobby Allen
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Hi, Bobby, what can you tell us about the company that brought Parlor back online?
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Yeah, it’s a company called Sky Silk. It’s an It firm that hasn’t been around very long, and they do things like keep websites running, and they offer cloud storage. It’s honestly an operation that has flown under the radar, even out here in Silicon Valley in tech circles, kind of. No one’s ever heard of them. And I interviewed some of its former employees who said the firm is, quote, sketchy, that the office was eerily empty, there are, like, surveillance cameras everywhere, and people would go into work every day and weren’t even sure what their jobs were exactly. Now, the CEO of the company says, Sky Silk is not a shell company. He told me that specifically. But at any rate, the only reason we’re talking about this company is because it agreed to do what no other web hosting company was willing to, and that strike a deal with Parlor. And for those who don’t know, parlor is kind of a conservative spin on Twitter.
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Tell us why no other company was willing to work with Parlor after Amazon kicked it offline.
[00:01:24.240] – Bobby Allen
Yeah. So Amazon said goodbye, and then six other web hosts said the same thing. No, thanks. We’re not interested in doing business with you. And that’s because it really became a pariah in the tech world. It was seen as a platform that was growing fast, but just could not manage itself at all. I mean, it let loads and loads of problematic content thrive. White nationalist groups disinformation hate speech and harassment, and web hosts saw that as a real liability. Now, Facebook, Lulu, we should know, was a major organizing tool for what led to the Capitol riots. But Parlor has gotten so much of our attention because of its anything goes approach to content on the site.
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So why did this little It firm that nobody really ever heard of, that was called sketchy by its own employees.
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Decide to do this? Yeah, so I went to Burbank to try to figure that out. I talked to Sky Silk CEO. It’s this guy named Kevin Matosi, and he’s a film producer who’s only been leading the company for a couple of months. And he told me he’s doing business with Parlor as a way of sticking it to big tech companies like Amazon.
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It scares us and concerns us that big technology can turn you on and turn you off. We used to joke about this right the mafia can make you disappear. Well, now big technologies can make you digitally disappear.
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So I said the matosian. Okay, but what about all the hate speech and disinformation and the really violent and ugly stuff that flies around Parlor? Are you endorsing that? And he said no. But he thinks the answer to bad speech is not censorship, but rather more speech, no matter how vile it is.
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So Parlor is now back online. Is it as permissive with what people can share, including violent threats, as before?
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I mean, the short answer is yes. I mean, right now the only kind of content that they actually are banning is content that is illegal, content that breaks the law. Other than that, anything goes. And so Parlor remains a place that is popular for really two kinds of people. One group are people who are fed up with big tech and say, d platforming anyone is an abuse of power. And a second group of people who see policing online speech as a step too far. And Parlor’s value add is that they promise to do as little of it as possible. Now, experts who study extremism and disinformation have some obvious concerns with this Laze Fair approach. Unfettered speech online might sound great to some, but as we have seen, it can lead to some really scary real-world consequences indeed.
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That’s NPR’s Bobby Allen. Thank you very much.
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Little Breaf about Skysilk
Skysilk, a cutting-edge cloud computing platform, has been making waves in the tech industry. With its innovative approach to cloud computing, the company is changing the way businesses and individuals store, access and manage their data and applications. In this interview, we had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of Skysilk, Parler Amazonallynnpr, to gain insight into the company’s vision and mission.
The Future of Cloud Computing
The cloud computing market is growing at an exponential rate, with businesses and individuals alike seeking more efficient and cost-effective ways to store, access and manage their data and applications. Skysilk is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of cloud computing.
According to Parler Amazonallynnpr, Skysilk’s goal is to make cloud computing more accessible and affordable for everyone. The company’s approach to cloud computing is unique, as it seeks to bring the benefits of cloud computing to even the smallest businesses and individuals.
Innovative Approach to Cloud Computing
Skysilk’s innovative approach to cloud computing is based on three key pillars: security, scalability and affordability. The company’s approach to security is unparalleled, with multiple layers of security measures in place to protect customers’ data and applications.
In terms of scalability, Skysilk’s cloud computing platform is designed to meet the changing needs of businesses and individuals, with the ability to easily scale up or down as needed. This makes it easy for businesses to grow and expand without having to worry about the cost and complexity of adding new infrastructure.
Finally, Skysilk’s approach to affordability is unmatched, with the company offering cloud computing services at a fraction of the cost of traditional cloud computing providers. This makes cloud computing accessible and affordable for everyone, regardless of the size of their business or their budget.
Key Features of Skysilk
Skysilk’s cloud computing platform offers a range of key features that set it apart from the competition. These include:
- Seamless integration with existing systems and applications
- High-performance computing and storage capabilities
- Advanced security measures, including encryption and authentication
- 24/7 support and customer service
- A user-friendly interface that makes it easy to manage and access data and applications
Future Plans for Skysilk
Skysilk is constantly evolving and expanding, with the company’s focus on innovation and customer satisfaction at the forefront. According to Parler Amazonallynnpr, the company has big plans for the future, including the development of new features and the expansion of its services to new markets.