China launches an app to inform you if you are near someone in debt and encourages you to report them

China launches an app

China authorities develops an app ‘map of deadbeat debtors’, that shows you if you are within 500 yards of someone in debt – and encourages you to report them if they seem capable of paying up’

According to the State-run newspaper China Daily stated that officials in the Chinese province of Hebei created the app, named ‘map of deadbeat debtors’, which can be accessed through social media app WeChat.

The newspaper declared that the app alerts with a flash to inform users when they are within 500 meters of someone who is in debt.

Additionally, it shows the exact location of the debtor, even though it is not confirm whether it shows any personal information and other details.

This app has developed for getting citizens to keep an eye on people in debt, it is not mentioned even how much debt a person must be in to be featured.

China Daily stated it would tell people ‘whistle-blow on debtors capable of paying their debts.’

As per the sources, the full social credit system will be operational in 2020 and plans indicate it will be used to bar people with low scores from traveling, getting loans, and getting jobs etc. A person’s score can be lowered if they do things like playing an excessive amount of video games or posting fake news. On the other hand, a social credit score can be raised by things like volunteering or donating blood.