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#79 Roots of China’s Social Credit Score (III) [Gastbeitrag]

The Internet has become the main battlefield for the public opinion struggle. Some comrades say that the Internet is the “largest variable” that we face, and if we get it wrong, it will become “a worry in our hearts and minds”.

Xi Jinping on the Internet, leaked speech from August 2013.

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#74 Historical Roots of China’s Social Credit Score (II)

The version of the ‘social credit system’ proposed in 2002 was comparable to FICO scores in the U.S. or SCHUFA scores in Germany – financial systems designed to assess creditworthiness of individuals.

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#73 Historical Roots of China’s Social Credit Score (I) [Gastbeitrag]

Freedom will be forfeit to knowledge, but it will be the state’s knowledge that it exercises, not for the sake of revenue but for the sake of its own perpetuation.

Shoshanna Zuboff, ‘The China Syndrome’, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, p.394.