No, China isn’t Black Mirror – social credit scores are more complex and sinister than that (New Statesman)

No, China isn’t Black Mirror – social credit scores are more complex and sinister than that

What a gift Charlie Brooker’s dystopian series has been to journalists: any time a reporter covers a story about even vaguely dystopian technology, the main thing they have to do is determine which episode of Black Mirror it’s like, saving everyone the bother of finding out what’s really going on.

Apparently I am a xennial now – where will this end? (New Statesman)

Apparently I am a xennial now – where will this end?

So the other night, I was hanging round the internet, looking for beef, as you do, when I spotted a tweet that made my blood pressure rise. Matthew Goodwin, the politics professor who made his name predicting the rise of Ukip and then ate his own book live on television, had suggested that, so many months after Brexit and Trump, liberals were still struggling to get back in the game.