Apparently Gavin Newsom's reached a level of popularity on Twitter now that he can afford to turn away some fans (or non-fans, as the case may be) -- he's been blocking people from reading his posts.
It's actually pretty small numbers. Newsom's blocked five people so far as we can tell -- including one former staffer who doesn't get along with him and a couple of high-profile critics of the mayor -- out of the more than 130,000 people who are following him.
Newsom campaign guru Eric Jaye said the mayor's only banned people who have violated the terms of service (not the Twitter terms of service, it should be noted).
"We encourage comments both positive and critical," Jaye said. "But (Twitter) is not a forum for flaming. There are plenty of those in San Francisco."
Those who have been banned, howeve
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