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China Requires Social Credit Codes Of Live Stream Users

China has been moving right along on their plan to create a kind of social credit score for its citizens that can be used to modify their behavior (see China Social Credit System Like State-Run Whuffie).


(Dubious live streaming leads to swift enforcement)

The latest regulation issued by seven Chinese government agencies, including the Ministry of Public Security and Cyberspace Administration, requires live streaming platforms in the country to collect personal information as well as social credit scores of their users.

This is to be done so as to “immediately handle” any “immoral” behavior...

Live streamers will need to provide their real names as well as social credit codes to the livestreaming marketing platforms they use. The platforms will in turn have to submit their identity information and other information concerning tax to local tax authorities.

Hopefully, this information will mostly be used to deter live streamers from selling products with false information...

Readers of Jack Vance will probably remember strakh, the social system on the Titanic littoral of the planet Sirene in Vance's brilliant 1976 story The Moon Moth. Food and resources are available in such abundance that money is meaningless; what matters is social standing and interaction:

Intricacy in all things: intricate craftsmanship... intricate symbolism... and above all the fantastic intricacy of personal relationships. Prestige, face, mana, repute, glory: the Sirenese word is strakh. Every man has his characteristic strakh, which determines, when he needs a houseboat, whether he will be urged to avail himself of a floating palace... or grudgingly permitted an abandoned shack on a raft. There is no medium of exchange on Sirene; the single and sole currency is strakh.
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