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Chinese Social Tyranny Coming to America

A new column has taken a stab at showing what an American social credit system could look like several years from now—a system that would not even require Washington’s direct involvement.

In an op-ed published by The Hill on Tuesday, writer Kristen Tate believes that a social credit system similar to the notorious Chinese model may be coming to America “sooner than you think.” She cites the following examples as first steps for such a system: 1) Facebook and Microsoft working with the United Nations to “block potential extremist content” and 2) the partnership of PayPal with the Southern Poverty Law Center to investigate so-called “white supremacists” and those who use “anti-government rhetoric…”

The foundations of a de facto social credit system have already been laid, and its “potential scope” a decade from now could be frighteningly far-reaching. Read more…

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