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Twitter finds itself at odds with Google Cloud as it grapples with unpaid bills and a looming contract renewal.

The consequences of this predicament, as reported by the Platformer, could be detrimental to Twitter's trust and safety teams. The social media giant had previously entered into a multi-year agreement with Google to leverage the tech giant's cloud servers.

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To mitigate the potential fallout, Twitter is rushing to transfer numerous services away from Google's infrastructure before the contract expires. Unfortunately, this crucial effort seems to be running behind schedule, jeopardizing essential tools such as Smyte, a platform acquired by Twitter in 2018 to bolster its moderation capabilities. The looming risk of these services going offline raises concerns over the platform's stability and its ability to combat issues like spam and child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

Notably, Twitter's woes extend beyond its clash with Google Cloud. In March, Amazon issued a warning, threatening to withhold advertising payments due to Twitter's failure to settle its outstanding bills for cloud computing services provided by Amazon Web Services.

The social media company's cost-cutting measures, under the directive of Elon Musk following his acquisition, have intensified, resulting in significant layoffs and stringent reductions in infrastructure expenses, including cloud service expenditures amounting to $1 billion.

Twitter's future hangs in the balance as it grapples with these mounting challenges. Successfully resolving the unpaid Google Cloud bills and addressing the broader cost-cutting objectives will be crucial for the platform's stability and ability to survive in an ever-evolving social media landscape.

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