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22 Oct

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.

Users are sent to a transaction page to donate money—the default is less than 1 yuan (14 cents) but you can go as high as 200 yuan—to the author of the post.

So what’s drawing millions of Chinese users to Alipay’s new service? Photos of scantily clad women showing their cleavage—accompanied by text asking male users for tips, chats, or booty calls—flooded these groups within hours after its launch, Chinese tech media reported (link in Chinese). 28 statement on Weibo (link in Chinese, registration required) that the new service is still in the testing stage and vowed to crack down on “harmful” information.

“At first, it got to be enough so I could cover my phone bill.

Now I make more every month on You Now than I do from my work at the store,” Abuhamdeh tells me. We become friends.” A couple of times he’s broadcast from his bedroom while sleeping. They want to see everything that you do.” You Now launched back in September of 2012, but for its first year and a half struggled to find traction.

Any users can “praise” or “tip” under their posts after joining the group, though.

The 750-score rule is also controversial, because it seems to limit commentators by income or spending power. 27, “Alipay 750 scores” became a trending topic on Weibo, with many bloggers bragging about their high scores. 28, the Ant Financial spokesperson said the company has since banned any group rules related to Sesame Credit in the “Circles” service. 29, Alipay made public on Weibo an internal company letter (link in Chinese) written by Ant Financial president Lucy Peng, who apologized for the “Circles” debacle.Ant Financial, which owns Alipay, told Quartz that over 100 social or interest groups covering areas from internet to reading to parenting are now being tested in the “Circles” service.These groups are run by Alipay’s business partners and have their own rules regarding which users are authorized to posts or comments, a company spokesperson noted. 28, Alipay introduced another 18 “Circles” groups, which don’t have female-only rules, via its official account on messaging app We Chat.“The past two days were the saddest moment since I came to Alipay seven years ago,” Peng, also co-founder of Alibaba, wrote in the opening of the letter.She said those groups in “Circles” sent the wrong signal to users, and made her colleagues doubt the company’s culture.