Big Brother is watching you


A warning that appears on posters throughout Oceania, the fictional dictatorship described by George Orwell in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

notes for Big Brother is watching you

The term Big Brother is used to refer to any ruler or government that invades the privacy of its citizens.
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