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Critics raise ‘Big Brother’ worries over China’s plan to develop a social credit system that will score citizens by the Communist Party’s definition of good and bad behavior

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o build a "harmonious socialist society," China has developed plans for a social credit system that will aim to comprehensively track and evaluate the actions of the nation's citizens in order to create one score that could affect access to loans, school enrollments, hotel reservations and even dating opportunities. The core reason for the system is to expose fraud in China's economy and improve regulation of it, but it would further become an enforcer of good and bad behavior with "the Communist Party acting as the ultimate judge."
1 year ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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