Orwellian Blueprint For The West? Chinese Man Gets INTERROGATED For Criticizing Police Online

Orwellian Blueprint For The West? Chinese Man Gets INTERROGATED For Criticizing Police Online By Press For Truth If you publicly say something negative of the police they will detain, interrogate and shake you down into compliance! That’s the current reality in China as a new video shows police interrogating a man because of a social media post he made the night before speaking negatively of the local police practice of confiscating motorcycles. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth explains how this will eventually become a common practice…

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Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet

Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet By Aaron Kesel The Chinese government continues its Orwellian practices with the announcement that citizens will have to use facial recognition technology to access the internet (which is already highly fire-walled.) This is all a part of China’s social credit system that will take effect on Dec. 1st.  After the law is in effect, Chinese citizens who want to have the internet installed at their houses or on their smartphones will be required to undergo a facial…

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Facial Recognition for a Free Travel Ticket in China? Welcome To Orwell’s 1984

Facial Recognition for a Free Travel Ticket in China? Welcome To Orwell’s 1984 By Aaron Kesel China wants to give its prisoners (populace) the ability to pay with their faces to ride subways; this will be combined with its social credit program — which already tracks the communist nation’s citizens traveling — and if points are too low, it prevents travel. The new program, which must have been assembled from George Orwell’s apparent instruction manual 1984, is slowly rolling out throughout China in several cities, The Standard reported. In Shenzhen,…

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Penn State Prof: Social Credit Will Shift Law in the West “From Constitution… to Analytics and Algorithm”

Penn State Prof: Social Credit Will Shift Law in the West “From Constitution… to Analytics and Algorithm” By Daniel Taylor A.I. driven social scores to supplant the Constitution? Professor Larry Backer of Penn State University writes in a 2018 paper that resistance to social credit systems in the West could be dissolved when the masses are “socialized… as a collective” and “…the great culture management machinery of Western society develop a narrative in which such activity is naturalized within Western culture.” A 2018 paper written by prominent law professor Larry…

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Social Credit Comes to US Shores: Consumers Denied Services Based on Shadowy “Security Ratings”

Social Credit Comes to US Shores: Consumers Denied Services Based on Shadowy “Security Ratings” By Janet Phelan Another blip in what appears to be subtle yet rampant discrimination levied against certain American citizens has emerged on the social radar. As reported recently here, there appears to be another scoring system—other than credit scores—which is not only encouraging but mandating private companies to withhold their regular services from certain consumers. Sometimes referred to as a “security score,” this rating system trumps excellent credit and has resulted in numerous Americans being denied…

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Silicon Valley Is Building A Chinese-Style Social Credit System

Silicon Valley Is Building A Chinese-Style Social Credit System By Mac Slavo Companies in the United States, and more specifically, Silicon Valley, are building a social credit system for individuals.  Much like the social credit system communist China uses to control its population, this authoritarian control is different in one way: it is being done by corporations as opposed to the government. Make no mistake, though, the corporations building a social credit system in the U.S. are already another arm of the government. They are lobbying and using the money…

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Chinese State Media Announces 2.56M “Discredited Entities” Prevented From Purchasing Plane Tickets Under Social Credit System

Chinese State Media Announces 2.56M “Discredited Entities” Prevented From Purchasing Plane Tickets Under Social Credit System By Chris Menahan This is the system our ruling oligarchs are trying to implement in America. China restricted 2.56 million discredited entities from purchasing plane tickets, and 90,000 entities from buying high-speed rail tickets in July: NDRC #socialcredit pic.twitter.com/4zAwJ7hrBn — Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 16, 2019 This video taken in a bullet train in China went viral last year: Here’s a dystopian vision of the future: A real announcement I recorded on the Beijing-Shanghai…

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Everyone’s Got a “Surveillance Score” and It Can Cost You BIG Money

Everyone’s Got a “Surveillance Score” and It Can Cost You BIG Money By Dagny Taggart In these Orwellian times, when it is revealed that yet another government agency is spying on us in yet another way, most of us aren’t one bit surprised. Being surveilled nearly everywhere we go (and even in our own homes) has become the norm, unfortunately. Yesterday, it was revealed that the NSA improperly collected Americans’ call and text logs in November 2017 and in February and October 2018 – just months after the agency claimed…

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We’re All Being Judged By A Secret “Trustworthiness” Score

We’re All Being Judged By A Secret “Trustworthiness” Score By Tyler Durden (Activist Post Editor’s Note: This topic was covered extensively this month in our premium newsletter Counter Markets. You can get a free issue here. The parallels between this “trustworthiness score” and the social credit system being used in China could not be clearer. In fact, part of the Counter Markets article “Social Credit Systems Overt and Covert Explained” features a Chinese citizen who discusses his own slide into “untrustworthiness” and what it means for day-to-day living. This is…

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Why China’s “Social Credit” Scheme Will Create More Corruption, Not a Better Citizenry

Why China’s “Social Credit” Scheme Will Create More Corruption, Not a Better Citizenry By Sarah Lilly News of China’s social credit system has been making waves across media outlets for months. Some publications are going soft on the massive surveillance state, saying it is not as bad as it seems (it is), while others are referring to it as something straight out of Nineteen Eighty-Four (again, it is). With pilot programs operating in certain municipalities, the system is already affecting citizens’ lives by limiting their ability to travel or send their children…

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