Twitter has failed to pay its Google Cloud bills as its contract expires this month, potentially crippling the social media company’s trust and safety teams, according to Platformer on Saturday.
According to the article, prior to Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media site last year, Twitter inked a multi-year contract with Google to fight spam and secure accounts, among other things.
The Platformer analysis did not go into depth about how the rivalry between the companies would affect Twitter’s trust and safety teams. According to The Information, Twitter has been trying to renegotiate its deal with Google since at least March.
Platformer stated that Twitter maintains some services on its server while others are hosted on Amazon and Google cloud platforms.
Google Cloud bills
According to the Information, Amazon informed Twitter in March that it would withhold advertising payments due to the company’s overdue invoices to Amazon Web Services for cloud computing services.
Since Musk’s acquisition, Twitter has drastically slashed costs and laid off thousands of people. According to Reuters, Musk directed the business to decrease infrastructure costs, like cloud service spending, by $1 billion.
Twitter did not answer quickly to an email inquiry, while Google did not respond immediately to a request for comment.