In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law.
Many Westerners are disturbed by what they read about China’s social credit system. But such systems, it turns out, are not unique to China.
A parallel system is developing in the United States, in part as the result of Silicon Valley and technology-industry user policies, and in part by surveillance of social media activity by private companies.
In other words, in the future, law enforcement may be determined less by the Constitution and legal code, and more by end-user license agreements.