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Meta's plans to build hyperscale DC in Netherlands on hold

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24th March: EU Digital Markets Act specifically names and targets Facebook with measures to fine it 10% of global revenue unless it changes business model

30th March am: Germany activates emergency fuel plan to ration industrial usage of gas

30th March pm: Facebook pulls out of a 200MW billion-dollar investment in Netherlands.

If you hate Facebook, you will be happy and think this is a job well done. But pretending it isn’t a direct consequence is just silly. “Oooh, we didn’t want your billion dollar investment anyway” says town council. If this is *really* about the local environmental issue, Facebook will just pick somewhere else in EU. Let’s see, shall we.

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