China Uses Social Credit To Determine if You Can Use Public Transportation

China has become the world’s leader in dystopian tech, deploying artificial intelligence to enable its police state enforcers to more effectively target and eliminate dissent.

It has a whole nation as a police state laboratory in dystopian tech, the Uyghurs,  It is now utilizing your social media presence to determine your “social credit.”

If you score too low, you begin losing access to certain services.  Here, the Chinese government has announced that people with low “social credit” won’t be able to ride on trains or fly on planes.

From Reuters

China to bar people with bad ‘social credit’ from planes, trains

China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.

People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website on Friday.

Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who have failed to pay fines, would also face these restrictions, said the statements which were dated March 2.

It added that the rules would come into effect on May 1.

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