This Grand social experiment has already touched 7 million Chinese.
The Chinese authorities are conducting an unusual social experiment that could touch millions of people. That is, the digital world is already on the threshold, reports Rus.Media.
Starting from may, the citizens of China that have a low rating in the experimental system of “social ranking” (social credit) may be deprived of the opportunity to buy tickets for planes and trains for a whole year.
About it reports Reuters with reference to the statement of the National Commission of development and reform.
The restrictions are primarily aimed at people who spread “false information about terrorism,” has caused “problems” on flights, used previous tickets or have been caught while Smoking in trains.
The Chinese system of “social ranking” assesses citizens on the basis of such things as criminal conduct or financial fraud, but also takes into account that people buy, say and do. Based on this, the Chinese assign the rating that affect the ability of the population. Those who received a low rating, face restrictions and penalties.
While the system is running for 7 million, but by 2020 the Chinese government plans to expand it to the whole country. Human rights organizations believe that the “social rating” restricts the freedom of citizens and is very opaque way to deal with the rights of the Chinese.