Dril and other Twitter power users begin campaign to 'Block the Blue' paid checkmarks

On Thursday, April 20, Elon Musk made a rare move: He delivered on a promise.Since acquiring Twitter in October of last year, Musk has been open about his disdain for Twitter’s old verification system. Musk has made it clear that “legacy verified” users would eventually lose their checkmarks. And, after missing the originally scheduled date on April 1, yesterday Musk finally removed the blue checkmark from all accounts unless they opted to pay for it via the $8 per month Twitter Blue service.There are up to about 630,000 subscribers to Twitter Blue at this time, according to independent research Travis Brown, who has been tracking the data.Now, that it’s finally happened though, the campaign to “Block the Blue” – that is, any user still with a blue checkmark which signifies they are paying Musk for it – is in full swing.”99% of twitter blue guys are dead-eyed cretins who are usually trying to sell you something stupid and expensive, and now they want to pay a monthly subscription fee to boost their dog shit posts front and center,” Twitter user @dril told me in an email when I asked about his thoughts on the #BlockTheBlue campaign.”blocking them and encouraging others to do the same on a massive scale is the complete opposite of what they want,” he continued. “Its funny.”That’s big coming from @dril. Part of the “Weird Twitter” subculture of funny shitposting accounts, @dril is a legend on Twitter and his reach goes far beyond any niche community. His…Dril and other Twitter power users begin campaign to 'Block the Blue' paid checkmarks