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China's social credit system keeps a critical eye on everyday behavior (Big Brother)
CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ben Tracy

Posted on 04/25/2018 11:57:45 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

*China has created Big Brother*

In some of China's largest cities, a high-tech effort is underway to bust low-level offenders like jaywalkers. Cameras record them going through intersections, zero in on their face and publicly shame them on nearby video screens.

It's all part of the Chinese government's new social credit system where people's daily behavior is monitored and rated.

"I think it's a good thing," one woman said. "It makes people more honest."

But this social credit rating goes far beyond a traditional credit score which is based on your finances. China's version factors in everything from jaywalking, to smoking on trains, to buying too many video games. If your score gets too low, you can be banned from buying plane tickets, renting a house or getting a loan.

Etc...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; china; socialcreditscore; socialcreditsystem; socialmedia
China has created a 'social credit' system that monitors behavior and gives citizens a 'social credit' score.

If you obey the law and are a 'good citizen', your social credit increases and you have access to jobs, housing, and travel.

If you are deemed a 'bad citizen', your social credit decreases and you are denied jobs, housing, travel, and more.

China: Social Credit. Good Citizens Rewared. Bad Citizens Punished

China: Social Credit Big Brother

1 posted on 04/25/2018 11:57:45 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Democrats immediately start taking notes.


2 posted on 04/25/2018 11:59:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: yesthatjallen

Totalitarianism, just what the Left has ordered, with fries on the side.


3 posted on 04/25/2018 12:03:58 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: yesthatjallen

China unveils their new Social Credit System.

4 posted on 04/25/2018 12:04:07 PM PDT by avenir ("But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine."--Paul to Titus)
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5 posted on 04/25/2018 12:05:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: AppyPappy

Then they better be prepared or a lot of middle fingers and lip reading that says “#### you”.


6 posted on 04/25/2018 12:05:48 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: yesthatjallen

The goal is complete control over peoples’ actions and thoughts. They want to include all money in that - so no money changes hands without the government knowing about it.


7 posted on 04/25/2018 12:07:39 PM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: yesthatjallen

That’s better than our system of having “shamers” who team up with the media and legal system to destroy any who express wrong-thought.


8 posted on 04/25/2018 12:08:02 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: mrsmith

Google help them get away with it like CNN in Cuba?


9 posted on 04/25/2018 12:12:20 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Long ago I got a bit of first hand experience in China’s “Big Brother” ethos.I wasn’t harmed by it (it would take a while to explain what happened) but I immediately knew that the situation arose because I was being watched closely.


10 posted on 04/25/2018 12:13:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: dfwgator

Lol.


11 posted on 04/25/2018 12:15:11 PM PDT by avenir ("But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine."--Paul to Titus)
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To: I want the USA back

“The goal is complete control over peoples’ actions and thoughts. They want to include all money in that - so no money changes hands without the government knowing about it.”

I saw an interview with a woman who had lived under the Nazis and then the Communists. She said she preferred living under the Nazis, because, they told you what to do. If you did it, they left you alone. But the Communists wanted to control how you thought.


12 posted on 04/25/2018 12:17:16 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: yesthatjallen

Korea sort of does the same thing. They have an extensive CCTV network. They actually have a TV station that just runs loops of the videos of any crimes being committed (things like burglaries usually) with the hopes that folks will recognize who the crooks are and will turn them in.

Videos are kind of fun to watch, a lot of guys falling off ladders as they are trying to break in through the 2d story window.


13 posted on 04/25/2018 12:30:47 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: yesthatjallen

When the government controls everything, they can turn off your life.

In a free market, you can always find somebody to hire you, rent to you, and sell you a ticket.


14 posted on 04/25/2018 2:09:05 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Don’t think it couldn’t happen here. Just look at those pressuring banks and investment firms about guns.


15 posted on 04/25/2018 2:46:25 PM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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