What was the social experiment in China?
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China’s social credit system is an unusually explicit case where technology is used by multiple actors to turn human behavior into a test object on behalf of the state’s goal of modifying the larger social environment, making it an intriguing setting for thinking about the new sociology of testing.
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What is China’s Social Credit System doing to human rights?
China’s social credit system is the epitome of the disastrous consequences of technological advancement without a commensurate commitment to human rights. This system surveils every online and offline action of Chinese citizens, and increases or decreases their score based on ‘desirability’ of these actions.
How will China’s New Credit Score system affect you?
On the surface, this reaction is understandable. Once the system is fully implemented, Chinese citizens will be given a social credit score based on their deeds. For example, failure to pay a court bill or playing loud music in public may cause a low score. This score can dictate what rights people have.
Is China’s Social Credit System worse than Big Brother?
China’s social credit system has been compared to Black Mirror, Big Brother and every other dystopian future sci-fi writers can think up. The reality is more complicated — and in some ways, worse.
The Chinese social credit system has been given an unequivocally negative reception by the media in the west. Set to be rolled out nationwide in 2020, the system has even been described by one journalist as China’s “most ambitious project in social engineering since the Cultural Revolution”. On the surface, this reaction is understandable.