Big Brother

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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 becomeassociated with situations where the state exercises excessive surveillance over the individual citizen.

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

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