Twitter is running up a big debt with Google Cloud and AWS
In an attempt to renegotiate a deal, Twitter has stopped paying for Google Cloud services since March. The debt is reaching considerable figures.
In an effort to renegotiate a deal that will expire soon, Twitter has stopped paying for Google Cloud services . The social network, now owned by Elon Musk, hosts most of its services on its servers. However, Twitter has outsourced some other resources to Google Cloud and AWS infrastructure. According to The Platformer, Twitter has refused to pay Google Cloud bills ahead of a contract renewal this month, sparking a far-reaching conflict between the two companies that could lead to paralysis of some important functions of the social network.
A lot of the resources of Twitter’s Trust and Safety division – which is responsible for moderating content and protecting user data – are hosted on Google Cloud.
While Twitter hosts some services on its servers, the company has long had contracts with Google and Amazon to integrate its infrastructure. Prior to Musk’s purchase of Twitter last year, the company signed a multi-year deal with Google to host services related to fighting spam, protecting accounts, and removing child abuse material. among other things.
Twitter has been trying to renegotiate its contract with Google since at least March, The Information reported at the time. Twitter would also have suspended payments to Amazon Web Services, for similar reasons. In response, Amazon allegedly threatened to withhold advertising payments.