Japan is following China just a few months later with their own social media score. Reports are that it’s opt-in only, and the information will never be shared, and so many other promises… George Orwell would disagree, and speak out against this kind of monstrosity.

It appears other countries besides China are heading toward a bleak dystopian future where a human being is scored by their online activities. Only this time, it’s a tech company and not a government implementing the social credit score. While not as bleak as China’s social credit system, today Line, Japan’s dominant social media company, introduced a slew of new products—the most alarming among them, Line Score, reports the Verge.

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