Confusion clouds China's social credit system

Asia Pacific Sep 3, 2019

Confusion clouds China's social credit system

by Poornima Weerasekara

From penalizing irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China's social credit system enables authorities to define "desirable and undesirable behavior" and could allow unprecedented control of citizen's lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an ...