The Chinese govt has developed a Social Credit System (shehui xinyong tixi)...
It is the instrumentalization of humans using data'fication to set behavioral standards according to policy priorities.
"Virtue" in the SCS, is subjecting ‘good’ and ‘bad’ actions to upfront categorizations based on what can be expected and measured.
In doing so, SCS promotes conformity.
One way this expresses itself is any notion of feminist emancipation in China as such a system must reproduce the dominant/historically & culturally "true" forms of valuing the women's societal role rather than promoting change.
Each system focusing on particulars of consumer, debtor, student, etc.,
An individual is distinguished.s
Any "Good American" algorithm would be stuck dealing with this pluralism, computing a minimalistic and toothless version of "good citizenship" algo
And the tyranny of the similar, Algos calc'd on data about other individuals who are deemed similar in some statistical way
The Chinese political structure offers avenues for combining datasets that western countries do not.
Implementation: In 2016, CCP bodies, govt depts and judicial institutions enacted a Joint Punishment System. The blacklisted are barred from…
Individuals placing calls are notified that “the person you are calling is on the central credit blacklist”
An example of that in action:...
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