The Broad Perspective

Big Brother Comes to China, The “Trust Score”

February 18, 2018

This Friday on the Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Big Brother Comes to China

The “Trust Score”


China’s 1.4 billion people are getting ‘social credit’ scores that rate their trustworthiness-and determine their place in society.  -The Week Magazine


What is social credit?

The ultimate surveillance system.

Similar to the credit score system familiar to many Americans, except along with financial information, China’s version will take account of a person’s political activity, social interactions and purchase history.  This data is fed into a computer algorithm that calculates a citizen’s trust score.

Is there a difference between what is happening in China and the US?