In her talk Ohlberg provides a realistic account of the Chinese social scoring system "without depicting something that does not exist and without trivializing anything.” She criticizes both: the dystopic coverage in German media and the consistently positive coverage in China.
Ohlberg explains the ulterior motives behind the creation of the system, which was partly inspired by the German Schufa, as well as current implementation measures, like the motivation of authorities to pass on data or a black list system. However, cameras with multiple face recognition are currently not suitable for the mass.
It is presented as a "cure-all" for China‘s problems
It is not one single, centralized system, but a policy framework
The system is still under construction
It is not all about scoring
Social credit is just one piece of the "surveillance puzzle"
In summary, she describes the social scoring system as "an instrument to effectively enforce all existing Chinese laws". A uniform model according to Ohlberg will not exist by 2020.
Spieldauer: 21 Min.
hrsg. von: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb
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