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.