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8th Feb '17 2:42:36 AM jormis29
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* The "solution" that should fix cyberbullying in, well, ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}''. There's a discussion why this really wouldn't work in real life.

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* The "solution" that should fix cyberbullying in, well, ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}''.''Film/Cyberbully2011''. There's a discussion why this really wouldn't work in real life.
2nd Feb '17 9:30:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Colony}}'': The Bowman's house is filled with concealed surveillance cameras in every room (including the bathroom) due to Katie's involvement with the Resistance. Additionally, the city is monitored by drones, and eventually put under even more surveillance, with hundreds of people viewing the populace.
27th Jan '17 3:13:14 PM Brady515
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** In "The Bart-Mangled Banner", after Bart accidentally moons the American flag and the town suddenly becomes hyper-patriotic, Lisa cites the First Amendment (the freedom of speech) in Springfield Church, Reverend Lovejoy comments "I'm sure your opinion will not go unnoticed", to which, a SWAT team raids the church and arrests the Simpsons for violating the "Government-Knows-Best Act", which itself was a parody of the real-life PATRIOT Act.
9th Jan '17 10:50:13 AM Anhilliator1
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-->'''Faith''': Big brother is watching you!
-->'''Sherlock''': Literally.
9th Jan '17 4:16:05 AM HarrisonTheTroper2
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%% You can't see what never was, nor could have ever been.
8th Jan '17 12:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' is more ''Big Advertiser''. A major plot point revolves around advertisers exploiting momentary 'dead spaces' in the law to pump out ads that are poison. The internet had been overtaken by ads as well. To a lesser extent the government tries to take over the major news casters; however the littlest part of the internet that was free broke the story.

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' is more ''Big Advertiser''. A major plot point revolves around advertisers exploiting momentary 'dead spaces' in the law to pump out ads that are poison. The internet had been overtaken by ads as well. To a lesser extent the government tries to take over the major news casters; however the littlest part of the internet that was free broke the story.
4th Jan '17 5:14:54 AM ChronoLegion
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-->'''McKay:''' I realize you have no way of grasping what's going on here. There's really only one thing you need to understand: if you fail to co-operate, I have the power to ruin your life.

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-->'''McKay:''' -->'''[=McKay=]:''' I realize you have no way of grasping what's going on here. There's really only one thing you need to understand: if you fail to co-operate, I have the power to ruin your life.



-->'''McKay:''' I know everything about you. You've never been married. The only thing you own is a car. You have two thousand, three hundred and sixty-three dollars in the bank and are thirteen thousand dollars in debt, not counting off-the-books gambling losses to a guy named Mikey. What else? You finally passed your detective exam after four years and two failed attempts and now barely scrape by on quarterly performance reviews.

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-->'''McKay:''' -->'''[=McKay=]:''' I know everything about you. You've never been married. The only thing you own is a car. You have two thousand, three hundred and sixty-three dollars in the bank and are thirteen thousand dollars in debt, not counting off-the-books gambling losses to a guy named Mikey. What else? You finally passed your detective exam after four years and two failed attempts and now barely scrape by on quarterly performance reviews.



-->'''McKay:''' Am I getting this right?

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-->'''McKay:''' -->'''[=McKay=]:''' Am I getting this right?



-->(''McKay takes a packet of gum out of his pocket and tosses it onto the table.'')
-->'''McKay:''' Have some.

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-->(''McKay takes -->'''[=McKay=]:''' (''takes a packet of gum out of his pocket and tosses it onto the table.'')
-->'''McKay:'''
table'') Have some.



-->'''McKay:''' No you weren't.

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-->'''McKay:''' -->'''[=McKay=]:''' No you weren't.
4th Jan '17 5:14:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* A less creepy example in the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' AlternateRealityEpisode "Vegas", where Sheppard is a washed-out police detective, who spends his time drinking and gambling. When Alternate!Rodney has him brought in, this exchange happens.
-->'''McKay:''' I realize you have no way of grasping what's going on here. There's really only one thing you need to understand: if you fail to co-operate, I have the power to ruin your life.
-->'''Sheppard:''' Well, then, you don't realize how little I have to lose.
-->'''McKay:''' I know everything about you. You've never been married. The only thing you own is a car. You have two thousand, three hundred and sixty-three dollars in the bank and are thirteen thousand dollars in debt, not counting off-the-books gambling losses to a guy named Mikey. What else? You finally passed your detective exam after four years and two failed attempts and now barely scrape by on quarterly performance reviews.
-->(''Sheppard smiles ruefully.'')
-->'''McKay:''' Am I getting this right?
-->'''Sheppard:''' (''smiles sarcastically'') I also like spearmint gum.
-->(''McKay takes a packet of gum out of his pocket and tosses it onto the table.'')
-->'''McKay:''' Have some.
-->'''Sheppard:''' I was joking.
-->'''McKay:''' No you weren't.
1st Jan '17 8:06:51 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Series/TheLastEnemy'', the protagonist, a mathematician played by BenedictCumberbatch, comes back to London after 4 years in China to discover this trope in full effect. In fact, he is asked to be the spokesperson for a new computer system (called Total Information Awareness) meant to monitor ''everyone'' in order to keep the citizens safe. He has to go through a security checkpoint with a metal detector and an X-ray just to enter a church. The ending also reveals that [[spoiler:the disease affecting only Arabs was meant as a form of bio-tagging to further enforce this trope]].

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* In ''Series/TheLastEnemy'', the protagonist, a mathematician played by BenedictCumberbatch, Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, comes back to London after 4 years in China to discover this trope in full effect. In fact, he is asked to be the spokesperson for a new computer system (called Total Information Awareness) meant to monitor ''everyone'' in order to keep the citizens safe. He has to go through a security checkpoint with a metal detector and an X-ray just to enter a church. The ending also reveals that [[spoiler:the disease affecting only Arabs was meant as a form of bio-tagging to further enforce this trope]].
20th Dec '16 7:10:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': Juliana's halfway house residence in New York City is bugged with surveillance equipment by the SS.
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