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China's 'social credit' system ranks citizens and punishes them with throttled internet speeds and flight bans if the Communist Party deems them untrustworthy

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Beijing in 2014.
FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images
China has been rolling out a system that ranks its citizens based on their "social credit."
People can be punished if they drive badly, buy too many video games, or steal.
It's not yet a unified, nationwide system, but China plans on eventually making it mandatory for everyone.
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The Chinese Communist Party has been constructing a moral ranking system for years that will monitor the behavior of its enormous population - and rank them all based on their "social credit." The "social credit system...
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