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The village testing China’s social credit system: driven by big data, its citizens earn a star rating

Set to be rolled out by next year, the big data-driven scheme is the nation’s most ambitious project in social engineering since the Cultural Revolution. Whether it eventually creates an Orwellian dystopia, or an honest, harmonious society, as intended, remains to be seen.

2 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Set to be rolled out by next year, the big data-driven scheme is the nation’s most ambitious project in social engineering since the Cultural Revolution. Whether it eventually creates an Orwellian dystopia, or an honest, harmonious society, as intended, remains to be seen.

The village testing China’s social credit system: driven by big data, its citizens earn a star rating