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Chinese Court Creates App To Alert Citizens Of Deadbeat Debtors In Their Area

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Jan 29, 2019 6:37 AM 2+ mon ago

Chinese Court Creates App To Alert Citizens Of Deadbeat Debtors In Their Area

Tue, Jan 29th 2019 3:37am -- Tim Cushing

No one's ever going to confuse China for a free and open country, but it seems like the government is trying just a bit too hard to let citizens know they belong to the government, rather than the other way around.

Just recently, the government began engaging in door-to-door censorship, sending cops to citizens' houses to order them to delete forbidden tweets. That's certainly not going to help the tweeter's Citizen Score -- a dystopian credit score that takes far more than debt into account to measure the worthiness of the country's billion-plus citizens. The score tracks purchases, social circles, and online opinions to raise and lower scores. Certain purchases will raise scores while others that the government doesn't consider worthwhile (like videogames) will lower it.

It's far worse than that, though. Low-scoring ...

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