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BBC News Predicted in 1968 Government Control All Information (Publisher Recommended)


With its themes of extreme surveillance and television as tools to control the masses, this drama echoes Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and refers to a 'Ministry of Morality', which has a name similar to Orwell's ministries of Truth, Love and Plenty.

Whereas Orwell's novel depicts an overtly oppressed Britain, The News-Benders suggests that in 1968 similar control could be achieved invisibly via manipulation of the media.