Constructing a Data-Driven Society: China's Social Credit System as a State Surveillance Infrastructure

@article{Liang2018ConstructingAD,
  title={Constructing a Data-Driven Society: China's Social Credit System as a State Surveillance Infrastructure},
  author={Fan Liang and Vishnupriya Das and Nadiya Kostyuk and Muzammil Hussain},
  journal={Policy \& Internet},
  year={2018}
}
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