The combination of these forces creates the potential to track and de-anonymize information from the moment it is created on a computer. Signals could be attached to information to ensure it is censored and suppressed wherever it travels online. Even if someone else is sharing the information, it could be suppressed simply because of its point of origin. And, of course, the signals could be used to identify the creators of dissident content.
From Hong Kong Free Press February 27, 2019 Photo credit: Burst/Pexels But there is an even more disturbing dimension to the social credit phenomenon: The ways in which it may incentivise citizens to act as enforcers for the authoritarian party-state and help to repress their own compatriots. While the nationwide system is not yet in […]
By Bill Gertz From The Washington Times December 9, 2019 Media credit: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein China is developing a new high-tech system of mass surveillance and coercion aimed suppressing political dissent among its 1.4 billion people, while forcing American and Western businesses to conform to the government’s communist policies if they want to operate there. […]
By Aaron Sarin From Quillette November 25, 2020 Photo Credit: Quillette.com Liu Fang once had the job of policing the women in her village. She made sure that none of them gave birth to a second child unless their first had been either female or disabled. Whenever she found an unauthorised pregnancy, she would urge […]
By Emel Akan From The Epoch Times November 23, 2020 Doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province, China, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot via Sohu.com) WASHINGTON—U.S. lawmakers are working toward new legislation that would hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong adherents. The […]