George Orwell's 1984: Why it still matters - BBC News

  • Published on Jun 10, 2019
  • From reality TV show Big Brother to warnings about surveillance, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four has had a lasting impact on modern society.
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  • mo Gabriel
    mo Gabriel 10 days ago

    George Orwell was a left wing socialist

  • Richard The Lionheart
    Richard The Lionheart 18 days ago

    BBC was created by zionists to feed us with lies throughout the decades.

  • nichmeinProblem
    nichmeinProblem 23 days ago

    Because you are part of 1984 dear NBC#Msm fake

  • A B C
    A B C 28 days ago

    At last, a BBC story with value. How did this slip through the net!?

  • MR Dot1
    MR Dot1 28 days ago

    like the UK government.. oppressive.. speech police , surveillance... like the new law: gender stereotypes in commercials are baned... these Retarded Beta male, SJW lawmakers

  • Odd James
    Odd James 29 days ago

    BBC is like a rapper snitching on themselves everything this video talks about mainstream media contributes to.

  • Odd James
    Odd James 29 days ago


  • Max Barrow
    Max Barrow Month ago

    It's wierd that the comments section of these videos are the only thing what bring back my faith In humanity

    LEE DARLEY Month ago

    Pretty ironic, coming from a company that seems to use the Communist Manifesto, as a guidebook.

  • Arbiter Lite
    Arbiter Lite Month ago

    The gall of it.

  • d dd
    d dd Month ago

    Totalitarianism gets rid of all other belief structures. It doesn't say much in the book, but then part of it is a love story so it says something about humanity. Would have thought that would be something of substance in today's world, the belief part.

  • Harold Cicero
    Harold Cicero Month ago +2

    Meanwhile the leftist media is silent of the removal of journalists from social media. 1984 is what happens what happens when we let the left gain power. The left is sinister, the right is righteous.

    • laser325
      laser325 Month ago

      Britain has the Investigatory Powers Act, which is the most extreme surveillance system on a population by a government in the history of western democracy.
      Introduced by the tories.
      Not leftists.

  • mhffc
    mhffc Month ago +7

    The BBC thinks 1984 is an instruction manual..

  • Tourniquet Now
    Tourniquet Now Month ago +2

    The self unawareness of BBC is mindblowing...BBC fully supports totalitarian communism and would love to be big brother's only propaganda stream. Oh wait, they already are...

  • James Unsworth
    James Unsworth Month ago

    George Orwell was the greatest Author of the 20th Century, my favourites are Homage To Catalonia, and Burmese Days, where in my opinion he has his “ Road to Damascus “ experience. 1984, all true, is now FF...Ing Game Show.

  • Ari B
    Ari B Month ago

    If you think the BBC is mind control then get online and read something else you brain-dead f*cks. Seriously nobody watches TV anyways. Try moving to China and see what it's like when there literally is no comment section.

  • Hell is other people.
    Hell is other people. Month ago +1

    BBC : *Do a video on room 101*

  • Douglas Arthur
    Douglas Arthur Month ago +1

    This is rich from them. The once mighty and respected BBC, where opinion and selective omission now masquerades as reporting and journalism, is well passed its sell-by date.

  • not me
    not me Month ago +1

    BBC supports censorship

  • Jigsaw John
    Jigsaw John Month ago +1

    Comments disabled for this video. (Because we don't want the plebs discussing certain subjects publicly).

  • Imma Khunt
    Imma Khunt Month ago +3

    BBC = State Propaganda. The irony.

  • celtic barbarian
    celtic barbarian Month ago +2

    This is a bit rich coming from a state broadcaster .

  • Zodiark 77
    Zodiark 77 Month ago +3

    LOL, the BBC of all outlets talking about a book by a socialist that exposes their Neoliberal Capitalism

  • I eat lefties 4 breakfast

    BBC you are literally INGSOC in its embryonic stages.

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  • SB Xi
    SB Xi Month ago

    CCP, the king pig of Animal Farm in 1984/2019....

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  • Alan Brookes
    Alan Brookes Month ago +1

    This " utopia" is what the British Bullshit Corporation want .

  • Anders
    Anders Month ago +2

    BBC don't do irony. But If it they did...

  • MacsHeadroom Show
    MacsHeadroom Show Month ago
    Time to prepare

  • Sovereign Red
    Sovereign Red Month ago

    Gorge Whoreswell, in the same dogpuke club as that deviant Sickmutt Fraud. Perverse ideas come out of perverse minds, the trouble is humanity has slept hard and let those with the most devious and deviant minds control our every aspect. The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he doesn't exist. Peace...

  • Ian Tegrity
    Ian Tegrity Month ago +1

    2 days ago the BBC told us that we shouldn't forget the sacrifice that the WW2 generation gave to this country. 2 days later they abolish the free licence for old people.
    Seems the BBC 's idea of "Lest we forget" is just wind and piss..

    • Take The Day
      Take The Day Month ago +2

      Estimated 26,000 Islamic radicals running around the UK , think the government cares about people's safety, well being , utterly psychotic behaviour from elites and their puppets

  • Miles Holder
    Miles Holder Month ago +2

    BBC talking about 1984, ironic to say the least

  • Terry Taylor
    Terry Taylor Month ago +1

    BBC. Oh the irony.

  • Pickle
    Pickle Month ago

    we’re fucked

  • Youtube Freak
    Youtube Freak Month ago +1

    How appropriate that the BBC belongs to the most perfidious, scheming and propagandistic nations that ever existed.. Oh, sweet irony.

  • There is Only one
    There is Only one Month ago +1

    “The more society drifts away from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”

    Z1BABOUINOS Month ago +4

    The Ministry of BBC Truth:
    The Russians are Coming!
    📢 *The Russians are Coming!* 😱

  • mark keedwell
    mark keedwell Month ago

    ageing the bbc lol

  • Klos19871 Klos
    Klos19871 Klos Month ago

    Big Brother Corporation.

  • Apotheosis
    Apotheosis Month ago

    Hate speech = Wrongspeak

  • gilkesisking
    gilkesisking Month ago

    AND..... today it appears Mi5 has been illegally retaining your snoopers charter data.....

    FURRIANWARRIOR Month ago +9

    The BBC is ‘Newspeak’,
    The BBC is government propaganda,
    The BBC is propagating 1984 for real. . . .
    Thought crime on its way. . . . .

  • unpaid troll
    unpaid troll Month ago +6

    Hillary Clinton literally called 1984 a book about good governance

  • dan mitchell
    dan mitchell Month ago

    yea only you are responsible for shit like this happening in society right now,explain how you are not part of the problem then. its pretty important when you are leeching from the taxpayers

  • Ian Tegrity
    Ian Tegrity Month ago

    You can just go through this video and point out the examples of the state we're in
    False information - Jane Stanley Building 7 is just one example.
    Bill Barr and John Henry Durham investigation. The biggest investigation since Watergate is ongoing today but the BBC will not cover it.
    Arrests for things you haven't done. America is attempting to pass the TAPS Act. This will make it legal to arrest someone who they believe will commit a crime. Thought crimes !
    Newspeak - Hatespeech laws.. Check
    Surveillance - 5G. We live in the most surveilled country in the world.
    The BBC plays a huge part in this Big Brother deception.

  • Ștefan Lungu
    Ștefan Lungu Month ago

    because 1984 is reality in Russia.

  • Henry Siegertsz
    Henry Siegertsz Month ago

    Surprise at the open comments section, BBC News not often inviting the rage and ire of the Fee paying public!

  • Comic Book Guy
    Comic Book Guy Month ago +1

    Only the INGSOC party can stop racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, pedophobia and white identity.

  • Miele Rodriguez
    Miele Rodriguez Month ago +2

    The Guardian: (a former newspaper.)

  • Rory Blessington
    Rory Blessington Month ago

    It is texts like 1984 that warn our post-war about the totalitarian and nationalist ideas that created fascist regimes are will never disappear but we can minimise it to almost nothing if we work together for democracy and freewill. We gotta learn from our past or else history will repeat itself again!

  • Comic Book Guy
    Comic Book Guy Month ago +7

    The BBC fully endorses thought-policing

  • Victor Xi
    Victor Xi Month ago

    Evil BBC should 自戕。

  • SB Xi
    SB Xi Month ago

    Are you fxxking proud of Putin and KGB, you prick head ? See how many Russ living. Anglo UK... moron bear

  • John Jones
    John Jones Month ago +12

    The BBC is the broadcast arm and the Guardian is the print arm of the "Ministry of Truth"

  • MusbCrazy80
    MusbCrazy80 Month ago +1

    Yeah the bbc is part of it being a reality today.

  • ruskodisco
    ruskodisco Month ago +2

    BBC, George Orwel used to work for the BBC and the fact is, the ministry of truth is based from you.
    In the book, he talks about a much more advanced form of propaganda and how it was beyond the Soviet union. In fact, it was ridiculing the Soviet Union and comparing it as stepping stone, and amateurs compared to the "nations" they were in.

  • ruskodisco
    ruskodisco Month ago +6

    Lol. BBC be telling the truth in plain sight about themselves.

  • IsraelDiegorivera Eugeniolucientesgenius

    Protest against the disgusting BBC , always promoting propaganda. BBC
    pedophiles exploiting the poor and elderly through the fascist license

  • Kevin Mas
    Kevin Mas Month ago

    China is the modern day Orwellian

  • SB Xi
    SB Xi Month ago

    Animal Farm , Brave New World ... just as today in China and his Big Brother Russia

  • IsraelDiegorivera Eugeniolucientesgenius

    Ban the BBC, a bunch of peados who prey on the poor and elderly through the license fee.

  • Shahid Hussain
    Shahid Hussain Month ago

    Big brother is watching **cough** China

  • Mrs. Edna Welthorpe
    Mrs. Edna Welthorpe Month ago +1

    It’s odd that the BBC are putting this out. They are the main source of biased news in this country and are totally biased towards the left and Islam.

  • Dan Sandford
    Dan Sandford Month ago +9

    Left wing fake news state broadcaster uploads video on Orwell's 1984... what is going on here?! XD

  • Peter Marton
    Peter Marton Month ago

    Are the BBC unaware of how ironic this is?

  • John Lawrence
    John Lawrence Month ago

    I hope all the people making appropriate comments on this post have got rid of their TV sets. First step towards liberation is breaking free of all one’s addictions - including broadcast media

    • Miele Rodriguez
      Miele Rodriguez Month ago

      Yep. I threw mine out years ago.

    • John Lawrence
      John Lawrence Month ago

      BritainForTheBritish i’m of your grandad’s generation: I use the term “TV”to mean broadcast receiver (capable of being licensed in UK). Sorry

    • BritainForTheBritish
      BritainForTheBritish Month ago

      Why get rid of your tv? Apart from my grandad who uses a tv to watch broadcast media anymore?

  • Brian McV
    Brian McV Month ago

    Brave new world is much more relevant today.

    “Everybody belongs to everybody else”
    Don’t they?

  • Maysam
    Maysam Month ago

    BBC = Big Brother Channel

  • Colin McMahon
    Colin McMahon Month ago

    Mc2 M.C, Inc: TAGGED.