The three controversial groups that only let women post also set a common threshold for commentators: Only those with “Sesame Credit scores” of 750 and above are allowed to write comments under the posts in the groups.
As Quartz reported previously, Sesame Credit is one of China’s internet-based credit rating systems, which is licensed by the government, but run by Alipay.
While some posts in “Circles” showed scantily clad women on Nov.
28, most are now safe for work, Quartz observed Nov. Still, male commentators on the posts were definitely thinking about sex anyway, writing things like “Hook up? Reaction to the new feature in China has been scathing.
His broadcasting schedule swelled from one or two hours a day to appearing live in four two-hour sessions. “I was using up around 70GB of data each month, and I’m with Verizon so you know that’s not cheap.” He was addicted to the interaction with the audience, but couldn’t afford to keep up with his costs.