The Chinese authorities are implementing a Social Credit System. People’s behavior results in rewards (e.g. renting a car without having to pay a deposit) or restrictions (e.g. getting barred from buying plane tickets). So it’s kind of a big carrot and stick mechanism.
As is often the case, it’s not clear what is hype and what is true about the Social Credit System.
This article does a good job explaining the misrepresentations in the media.
Now, there are a few things missing from articles about the Social Credit System that deserve further investigation. Continue reading “Social credit”