The Platformer news site reported on Saturday that Twitter had refused to pay Google’s cloud computing service bills. Because her contract is about to renew this month.
Twitter had signed a multi-year contract with Google, related to combating spam and protecting accounts, among other things, before billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social networking platform last year.
According to Platformer, Twitter hosts some services on its own server, and includes others on the cloud computing platforms of Amazon and Google, but the report did not provide details about the expected effects of the conflict between the two companies, and if it would lead to obstructing the work of the trust and safety teams in Twitter.
For its part, The Information newspaper, which specializes in technology news, reported that Twitter has been trying to renegotiate its contract with Google since at least March.
In March, the same newspaper reported that Amazon had also warned Twitter that it would suspend ad payments; Because of the company’s outstanding invoices for Amazon Web Services cloud computing.
Since Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, he has cut costs dramatically, laid off thousands of employees, and directed to cut infrastructure costs – such as spending on cloud computing services – by $1 billion, a source told Reuters in November 2022.
Twitter did not respond to an emailed query by Reuters, and Google did not respond to a request for comment either.