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This July 8, 2019, file photo shows President Donald Trump speaking during an event about the environment in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon, File)

President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern.

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President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is photographed on an Apple iPad in New York, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo / J. David Ake)

Starting Thursday, tweets that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violate the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation and Twitter’s reasons for publishing it anyway. 

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A sports fan reads hateful tweets to Julie DiCaro in a viral video. (YouTube)

A new video featuring two local journalists unveils the hostility some female sports reporters face online. One of the journalists, Julie DiCaro, joins us to talk about the attacks she faces and how she fights back.

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We live in a digital world. We communicate with each other through tweets and Facebook posts, upload photos to Instagram, pay our bills online, and more. But what happens to all those digital files and accounts after we die? We discuss planning for your digital afterlife.

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His tweets cost him a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chicago Tonight sits down with Steven Salaita to hear about how social media changed his life.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists debate whether crying babies should dine at high-end restaurants. The hot topic was prompted by the recent tweet by Alinea owner Grant Achatz, who took to social media to share his dilemma. Also, they discuss the recent City Council action to ban e-cigarettes in restaurants. Watch the web extra video.

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We revisit a conversation with stand-up comic and Twitter sensation Rob Delaney about life in comedy, his past struggles with addiction, and his new book. Watch a web extra video.

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We speak with stand-up comic and Twitter sensation Rob Delaney about life in comedy, his past struggles with addiction, and his new book. Watch a web extra video.

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Chicago Tonight is covering Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. View their Twitter streams for the latest news and photos.

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We meet the Chicago taxi driver who's become a Twitter celebrity as he tries to improve the image of cabbies.

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A behind-the-scenes look at the NATO protests from the front lines.

New Technology Uses Social Media to Write Articles

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Kris Hammond

News stories written from tweets? We look at new technology that uses social media to report the news.

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Dan Sinker

His racy Twitter posts turned into a hilarious narrative during Chicago's mayoral campaign. Now the posts of @MayorEmanuel are all in one book, which hits the shelves today. Carol Marin has an expletive-free conversation with Dan Sinker, the author behind the tweets.

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