Posted 06/19/2015 at 9:28 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The Chinese government has released a new application that is meant to give the power of keeping an eye on corrupt officials to the people.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection(CCDI), the nation’s anti-corruption agency, announced the new app on their website entitled “One-click anti-four tendencies app”.
The title refers to violations of discipline that include gifts in violation of Communist Party rules and other forms of extravagance.
The app was created as a response to citizen outrage over officials being highly extravagant with funds, with examples of throwing ostentatious weddings and other occasions as they struggle to make a living.
The app allows users to write messages up to 432 words and even include photos or videos that could be up to 5 MB in size with the message reporting these “tigers.”
While on the surface this app release can be seen as a way for the public to help the government crack down on corruption, there are some concerns that it could have a backlash against some citizens and anti-corruption activists who have fought against those officials only to be hounded in return.