The Loop: Trivago fined $45m, breaking climate change policy promises, new suspect in Madeleine McCann case

Hello. It is friday april 22 and you’re reading The Loop, a quick summary of today’s news.

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Global hotel reservations giant Trivago has been fined nearly $45 million for misleading customers with the advertisement claiming so, it was easy to find “the best price” for the rooms.

Judge Mark Moshinsky noted that Trivago’s violations of the law were “extremely serious”.

“The television advertising conducted by Trivago at the beginning of the relevant period was very misleading,” he said.

Trivago said it was “disappointed with the result”.

What else is going on

  • The NSW government’s ability to pass legislation is in doubt after a key independent spoke out against Premier Dominic Perrottet’s comments on transgender people in sport (if you missed it, here are some more on how it went). Sydney MP Alex Greenwich says young trans Australians are being used as a ‘political punching bag’, and that he will consider withdrawing his support for procurement and his confidence in the government if the Prime Minister maintains his current position.
  • Vote Compass data revealed that more Australians mentioned climate change as their number one issue than any other topic. So we broke the policies of the big partiesthe Coalition, Labor and the Greens, to see where they stand before they vote in the federal election.

What Australia searched online

  • Madeleine McCann. According to Portuguese prosecutors a man had been formally identified as a suspect in the British toddler’s disappearance 15 years ago. The man denied any involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance.
  • mike tyson. The former heavyweight champion was filmed hitting another passenger on an airplane at San Francisco International Airport. Police have spoken to the two men involved, but they have both been released pending further investigation.

One more thing

News from earlier this week that one of the footballer Cristiano RonaldoThe death of the newborn twins has moved people around the world.

If you haven’t done so already, have a read of this story by ABC’s Audio News and Current Affairs editor Fiona EllisJones about the loss of one of his own twins.

There’s a bittersweet little update to Ronaldo and his partner Georgina’s story: their new baby girl has joins his siblings at home.

Ronaldo has thanked fans for their support and says it is now “time to be thankful for the life we ​​have just welcomed into this world”.


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