Paypal appears to have joined its Big Tech big brothers in their efforts to throttle free speech. Over the weekend, the Daily Wire revealed that the online payment company had slipped new language into its user agreement that would impose hefty fines on customers found guilty of “sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials that, in Paypal’s sole discretion … promote misinformation.”  Under these new guidelines, customers could be penalized $2500 per violation, as determined by Paypal, to be drawn directly from their Paypal account.

The public backlash was intense and swift. Paypal former president David Marcus tweeted that the new policy “goes against everything I believe in.  A private company now gets to decide to take your money if you say something they disagree with. Insanity.” Elon Musk, cofounder of the company, replied, “Agreed.” Paypal attempted to tamp down the furor by claiming that “this language was never intended to be inserted in our policy.” Customers were unimpressed. Paypal’s stock slid 6% on Monday, and MarketWatch reports that, “Google searches for ‘how to cancel Paypal’ and ‘cancel Paypal account’” began trending.

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh announced on his popular legal blog that he has liquidated his Paypal account. Conservative activist and Kanye West confidante Candace Owens tweeted a screenshot of her departure from the payment service. Paypal is learning that loyalty is a two way transaction.