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Orwellianism

GeorgeOrwell_1984‘Orwellian’ is an adjective describing the situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. It denotes an attitude and a brutal policy of draconian control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth, and manipulation of the past, including the “unperson”—a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory, practiced by modern repressive governments. Often, this includes the circumstances depicted in his novels, particularly 1984.” ~ Wikipedia 


 

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=OIP.Mb06297b1cb10275f4b0a9ada0627b665H0&pid=15.1&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=151&h=108In China, every citizen is being assigned a credit score that drops if a person buys and plays video games, or posts political comments online “without prior permission,” or even if social media “friends” do so. The ACLU said the credit rating system, an Orwellian nightmare, should serve as a warning to Americans. ~ ComputerWorld


 

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