NOW the Chinese Government is Using Social Media to Restrict Food Consumption
China said it would draft a response plan for ensuring food security in 2020, as it worried about the disruptions to the agriculture supply chains from the global pandemic and from constant plagues that have been ravaging the nation. It turns out that plan included social media.
China’s President revealed on Tuesday that things are about to get really bad. President Xi Jinping urged Chinese citizens to not waste food in order to prepare for food security and is employing the services of social media to promote what is being called the “N-1 policy” – a policy urging customers to order one dish fewer than the number of diners at the table.
China’s popular Twitter-like Weibo platform said that it would now restrict users from posting content that urges too much eating.
ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, said that it will now give warnings to prompt users to “reject waste and eat reasonably.”
Those that waste food, or do not eat everything on their plate, can now be shamed on social media and we are predicting that wasting food can lead to users having lower social credit scores.
Though there is nothing wrong with the idea of not wasting food, it is important to notice that governments see social media as being an arm of propaganda influence for their policies. This is just one of the reasons why BTJ has launched social media platform DingDash. DingDash does not allow government propaganda to be spread on the platform, does not share private information of users, and promotes free speech.
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