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SkySilk CEO Kevin Matossian joined the tech company just before it decided to help revive the conservative social media site Parler. Tara Pixley for NPR hide caption

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Untangling Disinformation

Why SkySilk Came Out of Nowhere To Save Parler After Capitol Riot

After Amazon took Parler down over violent messages on the site, no tech services firm would help it come back online. Then an obscure Los Angeles-based company offered to help.

One Night Of Swords SkĂșli Sverrisson
Vultures John Mayer
Play God Sam Fender
Evolution Revolution Tommy Guerrero

Paul DeLorenzo is general manager at Danversport, an event venue featuring a 10,000-square-foot ballroom with a 900-person capacity. He thought 2020 was going to be their best year ever until the pandemic forced him to close. DeLorenzo is hopeful capacity limits will increase soon. Craig LeMoult/WGBH hide caption

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After A Year Of Mostly Cancellations, Bookings Are Back For Many Event Venues

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Amid A Wave Of Targeted Killings In Afghanistan, She's No. 11 On A Murder List

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You Need To Calm Down Taylor Swift
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone Was (Not Was)

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Why SkySilk Came Out of Nowhere To Save Parler After Capitol Riot

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Illustrators Build A Bridge For Young Readers, Says Artist James Ransome

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