The world's richest person, Elon Musk, has reached a deal to buy Twitter, one of the world's largest social media sites, for $44 billion. Mr. Musk says he wants to protect "free speech", but many people worry about actions he may take as Twitter's owner.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…a wildlife park has a problem with swearing parrots, Sir David Attenborough reaches 1 million Instagram followers in record time, and a tennis match turns into a marathon.
A beautiful small village in Austria is being overrun with tourists, partly because it looks like the village from the movie "Frozen". The town's mayor is actually hoping that many tourists will stay away.
Last Friday, a video of a Pakistani politician talking to reporters was sent out live over the internet. It was several minutes before anyone noticed that a special video effect was drawing cat faces on the people in the video.
Two stories in the news recently about sons trying to do something nice for their fathers show both how powerful social media can be, and how quickly it can get out of control.
Matthew Decker posted a picture of his mom's painting online, hoping to show her that people would like it. The painting has now been seen millions of times, and repainted by dozens of artists.
Newspapers and governments are looking into the way a company used information from FaceBook to change election results in the US and the UK.