While none of us want a single score to measure us as it raises the specter of dystopian centralized control, we do need a lot of ways to measure trustworthiness. A basketball player can be trusted with sports analysis but not always on whether the world is flat.
Today’s approach to trust in social media is often binary — either you are banned or you are not. Most people are neither bad nor good but lie on a spectrum. By assigning a set of trust scores and making them known to the user, a social media platform can both adjust how often and how far a post from a user spreads but also give users incentives to behave better — just like we have learned to do in the world of Uber and AirBnB.
I’m sure that will work. Who monitors the monitors?