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China’s Henan uses a “traffic light” three-color system to monitor journalists-BBC News

  • James Clayton
  • BBC North America Technology Correspondent

China’s Henan Province is building a surveillance system using facial scanning technology to monitor journalists and other “people of interest.”

In the documents seen by the BBC, the system divides reporters into a “traffic light” system, including green, yellow, and red.

The document stated that journalists belonging to the “red” category will be “implemented classified disposal.”

The Henan Provincial Public Security Department did not respond to a request for comment.

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