Life Inside China’s Social Credit Scoring World

Guests: Joshua Roode, Digital Strategist and Anthony Townsend, Psychologist
Host: Blue Masoka, Cape Talk

Topic: Life Inside China’s Social Credit Scoring World
Blue Masoka speaks to Joshua Roode, Digital Strategist and Anthony Townsend, Psychologist about China’s Social Credit scoring ratings. The Chinese government is implementing a system in some way like the Black mirror episode ‘Nosedive’. This portrayed a world in which everyone has a personal score based on ratings given to them by the rest of the population – and in which changes to this score can have severe socioeconomic consequences.

Intro:
Blue Masoka: “You know how when you search for something in the internet it will follow you like an unwanted ex, that’s called cookies, so seeing as I’m a digital Comm straight person and this I haven’t touched on in a while, I recently learnt that the Chinese government is implementing a system in some way like the Black Mirror episode, that I’ve just explained and this portrayed world in which everyone has a personal score based on rating given to them by the rest of the population.”

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Joshua Roode

Joshua Roode is the Managing Director of Cape Town is Awesome. As a digital strategist he has been regularly featured on programs such as Cape Talk 567, 702 and Hashtag Radio. He has worked with with national retailers, local celebrities and continues to help brands & influencers bring the best work into the online space.

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