China reportedly made an app to show people if they’re standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive ‘social credit’ policy

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A province in northern China developed an app to tell users whether they are within a 500-meter radius of someone in debt, state media said.

  • It’s called a “map of deadbeat debtors,” the China Daily state-run newspaper reported.
  • It hopes to get citizens to monitor the so-called debtors and report them to authorities if they seem “capable of paying their debts.”

It’s part of China’s invasive “social credit” system, designed to judge a person’s trustworthiness. People have already been punished by it.

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