72: Sesame Credit, China's new Citizen Score

Published: Dec. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.

China has rolled out its latest effort in maintaining control of the population Zhima or Sesame Credit. This is a system designed to rate how good of a citizen you are based on the whims of the Communist Party. It tracks your credit - like western systems - but goes deeper into what you buy, what you post, and who your friends are in an attempt to nudge you into the party approved direction. 

We take a deep dive in this topic today and look at some of the potential ramifications of such a system. Could something like this be coming to western nations as well?


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