I predicted this. Damn liberals are out of control
Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government.
It can also award points for charitable donations or even taking one’s own parents to the doctor.
Punishments can be harsh, including bans on leaving the country, using public transportation, checking into hotels, hiring for high-visibility jobs, or acceptance of children to private schools. It can also result in slower internet connections and social stigmatization in the form of registration on a public blacklist.
China’s social credit system has been characterized in one pithy tweet as “authoritarianism, gamified.”
It’s one thing if your potential employer checks your social media platforms before hiring you (Bet the NYTimes wishes it had before putting that anti-Semite on the editorial board), but it is quite another for you, Mr & Mrs Private Citizen, to be grounded from your vacation because airlines are told by Silicon Valley that you espouse “wrong think” on social media.
Uber, GrubHub, all airlines, most hotels, fine restaurants, even diners and coffee shops can all “ground you,” because Silicon Valley tells them to.
And what is Silicon Valley’s idea of “wrong think?”
George Orwell was not far off.
It is anything the progs/lefties say it is.
Just like in China only corporations instead of gov’t.
This is illegal restraint of trade and should be challenged in the courts before it gets a toehold here.