As you may have heard, Parler came back online yesterday after being down for little over a month. When Parler was blackballed by Big Tech and no one would help them, then-Parler CEO said the company was going to have to create all of their web services from scratch, which seemed like a huge undertaking. But as it turned out, there was a web services company that believed in freedom of speech that came to Parler’s rescue:
NY POST – Parler got back online with the help of a small web services company that wants to support the controversial platform’s free-speech-focused mission.
California-based SkySilk Cloud Services confirmed that it’s providing “private cloud infrastructure and support services” for Parler, which relaunched Monday after a month-long outage.
SkySilk CEO Kevin Matossian said his company backs Parler’s efforts to create an uncensored online public square despite the concerns about violent posts from right-wing users that led Amazon Web Services to boot the social network from its servers.
“Let me be clear, Skysilk does not advocate nor condone hate, rather, it advocates the right to private judgment and rejects the role of being the judge, jury, and executioner,” Matossian said in a statement released Monday evening. “Unfortunately, too many of our fellow technology providers seem to differ in their position on this subject.”
Amazon cut ties with the startup over its failure to police threats of violence that its users posted in the wake of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riots at the Capitol. Apple and Google also removed Parler’s app from their app stores over similar concerns.
But Matossian said SkySilk has been reassured by the steps Parler is taking to “better monitor its platform” and the site’s revamped community guidelines, which prohibit posts that constitute “crime, civil torts, or other unlawful acts.”
“SkySilk truly believes and supports the freedom of speech and more specifically the rights afforded to us in the First Amendment,” Matossian said. “While we may disagree with some of the sentiment found on the Parler platform, we cannot allow first amendment rights to be hampered or restricted by anyone or any organization.”
I am very happy to know that there is a web services company out there who wasn’t afraid to help Parler after Big Tech tried to destroy them and make them too toxic to touch. The industry is clearly filled with both leftists and cowards, so remember the name SkySilk, for having the courage to do what’s right against enormous pressure.
Below is their full statement:
— SkySilk Cloud (@SkySilkCloud) February 15, 2021
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com