Skip to comments.Bokhari: Leftists Are Learning that Big Tech Already Has a ‘Social Credit’ System
Posted on 01/24/2020 7:58:01 AM PST by bitt
More left-wing journalists are waking up to the fact that unaccountable Silicon Valley corporations are ranking Americans with a system that bears a growing resemblance to Chinas totalitarian social credit system almost a year after Breitbart Tech pointed out the same thing.
Chinas social credit system assigns citizens with a score based on good or bad behavior, which is in part determined by ones compliance with Beijings totalitarian communist value system. Those who fall below a certain score are excluded from basic services. Theres no escape, either; to track everyones behavior, China subjects its citizens to mass surveillance, powered by a network of facial recognition cameras all across the country. Chinese citizens literally cant escape their social credit score low scores blocked 23 million Chinese citizens from traveling via train or airplane in less than one year, as reported by the Guardian.
In an article for Engadget, left-wing writer Violet Blue notes that big tech companies have developed a system that is remarkably similar to Chinas, ranking the behavior of users and arbitrarily kicking them off their services according to Silicon Valleys own set of subjective values, including what it considers to be conscientious and open behavior. She takes particular aim at Airbnb:
The Evening Standard reported on Airbnbs patent for AI that crawls and scrapes everything it can find on you, including social media for traits such as conscientiousness and openness against the usual credit and identity checks and what it describes as secure third-party databases.
Blue makes the connection to China, where similarly invasive surveillance is used to build a profile and a social credit score on every citizen:
The most famous social credit system in operation is that used by Chinas government. It monitors millions of individuals behavior (including social media and
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
I voted for Trump. That won’t be good for my score.
No one will be able to buy or sell unless they take the mark.
I am probably screwed and will have to go back to living off the grid and giving up the joy of fighting with others online.
With the exception of this site, I have NO social media presence anywhere, I guess I score a 0!!!
They count this place as online behavior.
Leftists CREATED the SOCIAL credit system.
China learned about social credit from us. (Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc)
I guess Faith, Family, Freedom and Firearms would get you a good score. /s
I knew that.
#5 We have your number and can deal with you anytime we want. Remember to vote for the democrat party or you may end up like fireman1 thru 14..... : )
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