China’s plan to organize its society relies on ‘big data’ to rate everyone

The ambition is to collect every scrap of information available online about China’s companies and citizens in a single place — and then assign each of them a score based on their political, commercial, social and legal “credit.” 

from the Washington Post

There was a young man from Shanghai

whose data was somewhat awry. 

A bill was paid late

and so his sad fate

put crow into all his stir fry. 

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