Speak, a social network that was kicked out by Big Tech after playing a pivotal role in planning the deadly Jan.6 riot on Capitol Hill, is apparently making a comeback using the services of a Silicon Valley giant.
Right-wing social network Parler sends its emails through software designed by Salesforce, San Francisco’s largest employer and owner of the city’s tallest skyscraper.
According to domain registry records reviewed by The Daily Beast, Parler uses Salesforce Marketing Cloud, an automated email marketing product also known as ExactTarget, to send email sends like this one he sent out Friday night with the subject line “No need to be silenced anymore.” “Independent open source researcher Max Kamin-Cross first reported the domain registrations.
Parler told its followers, “Don’t let fact-checking algorithms stifle your voice. After being a scapegoat and “disappeared”, Parler is back, guaranteeing your right to speak freely on the Internet. The company sold its iOS and Android apps and a partnership with NASCAR driver JJ Yeley. The first returned to the Apple App Store in May. Its Android app is still unavailable on the Google Play Store.
The social network sends emails through the parlermailer.com domain, a domain registered and attached to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Salesforce is Parler’s only email marketing provider. The company signed up for Salesforce services in April.
Salesforce had removed the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign from its email tools after January 6. In 2015, CEO Marc Benioff called off the company’s events in Indiana in response to an anti-gay law passed by then-Governor Mike Pence, threatening to “slowly roll over. economic sanctions ”. The company that became Salesforce Marketing Cloud was headquartered in Indianapolis, and Salesforce employs thousands of people there. Salesforce did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Parler previously used Amazon’s Simple Email Service product for their emails. Amazon Web Services put the Speaking website to the curb after the Capitol Riot, but found a new home with Epik, a web host that has hosted a number of right-wing incendiary sites.
– Adam Rawnsley contributed reporting