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'''Big Brother''' is the name of the autocratic and absolutist dictator of Oceania in [[George Orwell]]'s dystopian satire [[Nineteen Eighty-Four]]. The novel frequently refers to the slogan ''Big Brother Is Watching You,'' a term that has become associated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance overthe individual citizen.
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'''Big Brother''' is the name of the autocratic and absolutist dictator of Oceania in [[George Orwell]]'s dystopian satire [[Nineteen Eighty-Four]]. The novel frequently refers to the slogan ''Big Brother Is Watching You,'' a term that has become associated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance over the individual citizen.
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Today the term "Big Brother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 11:15, 24 December 2008

Big Brother

Big Brother is the name of the autocratic and absolutist dictator of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian satire Nineteen Eighty-Four. The novel frequently refers to the slogan Big Brother Is Watching You, a term that has become associated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance over the individual citizen.

Today the term "Big Brother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.

See also