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    China's 'Digital Dictatorship'...And Ours

    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?
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    Time to look in the mirror Uncle Sam.

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    I give Oyarde a low "social credit"
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ron Paul know some weird people...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I give Oyarde a low "social credit"
    But your vote doesn't count for much due to your own low score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    But your vote doesn't count for much due to your own low score.
    I fly into and out of China all the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ron Paul know some weird people...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I fly into and out of China all the time.
    Who said I was talking about a score in China?
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Who said I was talking about a score in China?

    then check out my rep count.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ron Paul know some weird people...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    then check out my rep count.
    I'm thinking about your offline reputation.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment



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    Democratic 2020 Candidate Pushes US Govt-Sponsored 'Social Credit' System Like China's to Engineer Compliant Behavior

    New York … Democratic 2020 candidate Andrew Yang wants to implement a system in which a government-run mobile app rewards Americans with “digital social credits” (DSCs) for good behavior.

    Americans would receive DSCs under Yang’s system for things such as “participating in a town fair,” “fixing a neighbor’s appliance” or “tutoring a student,” his presidential campaign website explains.

    “As individuals rack up DSCs, they would have both a permanent balance they’ve earned over their lifetime and a current balance. They could cash the points in for experiences, purchases with participating vendors, support for causes, and transfer points to others for special occasions,” Yang states on his website. “As their permanent balance gets higher, they might qualify for various perks like throwing a pitch at a local ballgame, an audience with their local Congressperson or meeting their state’s most civic-minded athlete or celebrity.” ...


    Every citizen in China is assigned a social credit score that determines whether they can buy plane or train tickets. Unlike the Chinese system, Yang’s plan does not include using digital social credit for punitive measures. … Campaign chair Matt Shinners emphasized …
    “Andrew’s platform calls for a system that’s much more akin to time banking, or to points that people earn … activities … would earn you credits that could then be traded … There would also be backing by the federal government for conversion to currency (that would be taxed), or traded in for “fun” activities (such as getting to attend a bill signing).”

    In addition to the social credit system, Yang’s platform also calls for paying every American a universal basic income of $1,000 a month and government-sponsored journalism.
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