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Daily News Briefing: Twitter to flag ‘lies & misinformation’ – MGM resort hack includes Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey & Grace Millane’s mother confronts killer

bieber amongst those to have details leaked after MGM resorts hack

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In today’s briefing update, The headlines are – Japan is to let the last remaining healthy travellers on the Princess Diamond – the cruise ship quarantine. 

In Mexico, a man and a woman have been arrested for the horrific murder of a 7-year-old girl – the crisis over the murder of women and girls in Mexico has forced people onto the streets in anger.

The mother of murdered British woman Grace Millane told her killer that her daughter ‘died terrified’. The man has been jailed for life. 

Twitter is set to unveil a new feature that will highlight Tweets containing misinformation or lies – in an attempt to crack down on the issue.

Entertainment, Justin Bieber is believed to be amongst the millions of people to have their details leaked in the MGM resort hack. 

All this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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Japan to let off last healthy cruise travellers, isolate the rest

Arab News says Japan’s health minister said the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will leave the Diamond Princess on Friday after a heavily criticised quarantine of the ship ended. princess diamond

The ship docked at a Yokohama port has the most coronavirus cases outside of China – 634 confirmed by late Thursday. Two former passengers have died.

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told a news conference the mass disembarkation into Japan of passengers from the ship is set to end Friday. And foreign passengers are flying back to their homes on flights organised by their governments.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Mexico police arrest 3 suspects in grisly murder of a 7-year-old

Fox News says Mexico police have taken a man and a woman into custody following the abduction and murder of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found wrapped in a plastic bag, officials say. two arrested in mexico for murder of girl aged 7

The victim, identified by investigators as Fatima, was buried Tuesday. She was last seen alive leaving her school on Feb 11 with a woman who was not her mother, before being found dead over the weekend in a rural area of the outskirts of Mexico’s capital. 

“The alleged perpetrators of the femicide of the minor Fatima were detained in a town in the State of Mexico with the support of the National Guard,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said in a tweet late Wednesday, according to the BBC. 

Read the full story on Fox News

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‘This should go well’: Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag ‘lies & misinformation’

RT News says  Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the site’s track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned.twitter attempts to highlight misinformation and lies

Tweets that spread “lies” or “misinformation” will be highlighted for users with a bright-coloured warning that is nearly the same size as the offending post, according to an NBC News report. The new features are part of a policy revamp at Twitter and are set to go into effect next month. 

The “community” will be made up of  “fact-checkers and journalists” who are verified on Twitter – they will decide which tweets promote “misleading” information. A Twitter spokesperson told NBC that the site will be testing “many different ways” to combat “misinformation.”

Read the full story on RT News

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Grace Millane’s mum tells killer ‘she died terrified’

BBC News says  the mother of a woman murdered in New Zealand has told her killer she thinks about “the terror and grace's mum tells killer she died alone and terrifiedpain she must have experienced at your hand.” 

A 28-year-old man, who cannot be named, has been jailed for life for strangling Grace Millane while on a Tinder date in December 2018. 

Her mother told the killed “ she died terrified and alone in your room.”

The man was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in jail at Auckland High Court.

Read the full story on BBC News

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Justin Bieber among millions to have details leaked in MGM resorts hack

Sky News says singer Justin Bieber and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey are thought to be among the 10.6 million people bieber amongst those to have details leaked after MGM resorts hackto have their details leaked following the hacking of MGM Resorts. 

The stolen information, which was said to have been hacked from the hotel group last summer, was posted on a hacking forum earlier this week, according to ZDNet and included names, addresses and passport numbers from people who had stayed at the resorts. 

It is thought the data stolen concerns anyone staying at the resorts up until 2017.

Read the full story on Sky News

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