They've come up with a system which gives points to it's citizen when they do go deeds or reduces points when they do bad.
Like private credit scores, a person's social score can move up and down depending on their behaviour. The exact methodology is a secret — but examples infractions include bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, buying too many video games and posting fake news online." - Pulse Ng.
"At the moment the system is piecemeal — some are run by city councils, others are scored by private tech platforms which hold personal data.
Punishments are served by banning or restricting citizens access to some level of social amenities. How the points are calculated and the reward or punishment served is unknown.
Here are a few ways you can be punished.
- Flying or getting the train.
- Throttling your internet speeds.
- Banning you (or your kids!) from the best schools.
- Stopping you getting the best jobs.
- Keeping you out of the best hotels.
- Being publicly named as a bad citizen.
The scheme is initiated to re-enforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful," according to a governmental document.
The program is mandatory and is due to be fully operational by 2020, but is being piloted for millions of people already.