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China Social Credit System, Punishments and Rewards Explained | Business Insider

By Alexandra Ma
April 13, 2018

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their “social credit.”

Like private credit scores, a person’s social score can move up and down depending on their behaviour. The exact methodology is a secret — but examples of infractions include bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, buying too many video games and posting fake news online.

Source: China social credit system, punishments and rewards explained | Business Insider

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