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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.
 
'''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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Big Brother as a character was probably influenced by figures such as a[[ Joseph Stalin]].
  
 
Today the term "Big Brother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.
 
Today the term "Big Brother" is frequently used to refer to non-beneficial monitoring of law-abiding citizens.

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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.

Big Brother as a character was probably influenced by figures such as a Joseph Stalin.

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

See also