China’s ‘Digital Dictatorship’…And Ours
China’s “social credit” system purports to rank citizens according to their behavior, trustworthiness, and adherence to the law. Political dissent results in a lower “social credit” score and a reduction in privileges. The system is enforced by hundreds of millions of cameras throughout the country using facial recognition software. It’s thoroughly dystopian…but is a similar system to crush dissent being built here in the US under our noses?