Twitter has declined to pay its Google Cloud bills as its contract approaches its renewal date this month, it was reported on Saturday. This decision could impact Twitter’s trust and safety capabilities.
Following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform last year, Twitter signed a multi-year contract with Google for the service in an effort to fight spam and protect the company’s accounts.
Currently, Twitter hosts some of its services on the Google Cloud server while housing others on Amazon’s Cloud platform. Still, the exact extent to which Twitter’s trust and safety teams are set to be impacted remains unclear.
According to reports, Twitter has been attempting to renegotiate its contract with Google Cloud since March. It has since been unable to reach an agreement.
In March, Twitter’s outstanding bills to Amazon Web Services led Amazon to withhold its advertising payments to the social media platform.