u.s. news: CHINA IS CREATING A SYSTEM TO KEEP TRACK OF PEOPLE'S SOCIAL INTERACTIONS USING POINTS THAT WILL DETERMINE THEIR ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY
me: what's that? sorry, i got really emotional after getting a denial letter that showed my credit score was really low due to unpaid hospital bills. were you saying something?
@kittybecca also the Chinese social credit system is used mostly to punish rich aasholes for hoarding money instead of putting it back into the community and the "punishments" are things like you have to ride coach class on the high speed train instead of first class lmao. I'd take that over US credit scores any day
real life dystopia
China is using Google to censor everything and they still don't tell people about what happened in Tiananmen square.
Make no mistake, China is experimenting with a system that can be used to punish and suppress inconvenient people for the regime. Say something bad against the regime and there goes your social credit score - 1/3
@lavender the PRC is not the benevolent dictatorship you're looking for
the only time rich assholes ever get punished for hoarding money is when they're the political enemies of other rich assholes who hoard money
also they're not above just making shit up, either
and the reality is that lots of people in China are homeless, and everyone pretends they don't exist, so that needs to be taken into account when thinking about their credit system, much like ours.
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@NightRose @kittybecca @violet yet : https://twitter.com/karen_ec_levy/status/1091161689335218177
(article behind paywall, sorry)
I fear social media spying for "health checking" is a start or a blanket excuse.
@kittybecca hate to be That Person but I would classify this less as broad Orientalism and more as part of a Yellow Peril discourse
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