Social Credit Scores Could Effect Ability to Attain a Job or Get into College

February 11, 2019, 12:17 pm EST | Share:

CHINA (WTAT-TV) – Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Well, in China, they are, and it could effect the ability to get a job.

The data collected on each of us on social media is expansive. From what we eat to where we go and to who are friends are. In China, information like this is used to give each person a ‘Social Credit Score,’ where every move you make is monitored and scored.

If your score gets to low, you may be prevented from getting a job, traveling by air or high speed rail. It may even hinder your children’s chances of getting into college.

FOX News Correspondent, Kristine Frazao, sat down with the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Micheal Chertoff, who says the United States could be next.