(CTN News) – Platformer reported on Saturday that Twitter has refused to pay the bills for its Google Cloud services as its contractthis month.
This could cripple the company’s trust and safety teams due to nonpayment.
According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, Twitter signed a multi-year contract with Google before Elon Musk began taking over the social media platform last year, which concerned fighting spam and protecting accounts, among other things.
In the Platformer report, it was not given details as to how the conflict between the companies could hamper Twitter’s trust and safety teams as a result of the conflict between them.
In the Information, it is reported that has been in the process of renegotiating its contract with Google since at least March of this year.
Twitter hosts a few services on its servers, while others are housed on the cloud platforms of Amazon and Google, according to Platformer, which is a website that tracks cloud computing services.
The Information reported that, in the middle of March, Amazon informed that it would withhold advertising payments from the company as a result of outstanding bills for cloud computing services the company owed Amazon Web Services.
The cost of Twitter has been cut dramatically since Musk purchased the company and thousands of employees have been laid off.
An anonymous source told Reuters in November that Musk ordered the company to cut infrastructure costs, such as spending on cloud services, by $1 billion by the end of this year.
Twitter did not immediately respond to an email request for comment, while Google did not immediately respond to an email request for comment, while Twitter did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.