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Jay Stanley – China’s Nightmarish Citizen Scores Are a Warning For Americans

HTTPS://WWW.ACLU.ORG/BLOG/FREE-FUTURE/CHINAS-NIGHTMARISH-CITIZEN-SCORES-ARE-WARNING-AMERICANS China is launching a comprehensive “credit score” system, and the more I learn about it, the more nightmarish it seems. China appears to be leveraging all the tools of the information age—electronic purchasing data, social networks, algorithmic sorting—to construct the ultimate tool of social control. It is, as one commentator put it, “authoritarianism, gamified.” Read this piece for the full flavor—it will …