Beijing is also rolling out a social credit system, using mass data collection to monitor and nudge citizens’ behaviour through strategic rewards and punishments. This is straight out of the dystopian TV series Black Mirror: in one episode, a woman is barred from buying a plane ticket due to her plummetting social ranking. In China, this is reality: one state-run media report admitted that 11 million train trips and 4 million plane trips have already been blocked due to low social credit scores. Such punishment can be triggered by misbehaviour ranging from the failure to pay back debts to spreading rumours, or even smoking or using expired tickets on trains. Conversely, a low credit score can be boosted by regular donations to charity. A senior official recently said that the system should ensure that “discredited people become bankrupt,” to underline the necessity of compliance.
2011/04/01: first steps of the online reputation management industry
THE Internet never forgets.
some tried manipulating the Web results on their own, by doing things like manually deleting photos, or asking bloggers to remove offending posts. But like a metastasized cancer, the incriminating data had embedded itself in cyberspace
Se privacy e oblio sono usate per 'manipolare' la propria web reputation.
And it's just the "tip of the iceberg," according to one editor.
Al Festival la lezione del giornalista canadese: "! giornali devono aprirsi, il pulpito non esiste più". E quando parla degli errori, viene in mente Terzani di LEONARDO MALA' PERUGIA - "Quando vedo un articolo senza link non lo leggo più. Non mi fido".
One online reputation management firm allegedly attempted to use hacker code to illegally scour the web -- and planned a marketing campaign of fear based on the threat that they can wipe anyone offline completely.