Twitter in Contract Dispute with Google Cloud

Twitter in Contract Dispute with Google Cloud

Twitter, the popular social media platform, may be heading towards further platform instability in the near future. Back in 2018, Twitter entered into a lucrative $1 billion contract with tech giant Google, hosting some of its services on Google Cloud servers. However, recent reports from Platformer indicate that Twitter has refused to make the necessary payment to Google ahead of the contract’s renewal date on June 30th. As a result, Twitter is now scrambling to migrate its services away from Google’s infrastructure before the contract expires, but the process is said to be “running behind schedule.” This delay puts several tools, including Smyte, a platform acquired by Twitter in 2018 to enhance its moderation capabilities, at risk of going offline.