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25th Jun '17 10:21:45 AM ahopefulcynic
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Skyvein}}'', [[FunWithAcronyms VISN]] (the Visual Information and Surveillance Network) watches everyone, all the time.
24th Jun '17 7:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Orb and the Scepter, two mighty artefacts that can be (and one of them is) used to control the population of a great city-state by making them perfectly obedient to the laws and orders of the ruler. Those who disobey get punished (based on the severity of their crime) by pain, agony or horrifying death, and all of this is inescapable. The population even has a magical eye-shaped mark on their left hand, and there are proclamations of "His eye is always upon you" everywhere in the city. There are also laws on dress code, with bright colors being forbidden for anyone who is not a member of the aristocracy. Veeeery creepy...

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Orb and the Scepter, two mighty artefacts that can be (and one of them is) used to control the population of a great city-state by making them perfectly obedient to the laws and orders of the ruler. Those who disobey get punished (based on the severity of their crime) by pain, agony or horrifying death, and all of this is inescapable. The population even has a magical eye-shaped mark on their left hand, and there are proclamations of "His eye is always upon you" everywhere in the city. There are also laws on dress code, with bright colors being forbidden for anyone who is not a member of the aristocracy. Veeeery creepy...
9th Jun '17 3:55:28 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' comes in two flavors for your enjoyment.
** The lesser example is the Central 1st Brigade, a branch of the Military Police tasked with monitoring the citizens and eliminating anyone that steps out of line. They answer directly to the upper-ranks of the government, and handle the supression of free speech, technological advancements, and assassinations of anyone that draws the ire of the Walled society's rulers.
** [[spoiler: In the nation of Marley, all Eldians are strictly monitored by the Public Security Bureau and encouraged to report others for "suspicious" or "rebellious" behavior. Stepping out of line in even the ''slightest'' can result in the unfortunate Eldian (''and'' possibly their entire family) being subjected to public abuse/shaming, torture, and [[AFateWorseThanDeath transformation]] into a [[AndIMustScream mindless]] Titan for use as cannon fodder by the military. As a direct result, the vast majority live in constant fear and tolerate any abuse with a smile on their face to appease their captors]].
22nd May '17 5:09:25 PM nombretomado
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* IT, from ''AWrinkleInTime''. IT definitely existed and was watching, no question at all about IT.

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* IT, from ''AWrinkleInTime''.''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''. IT definitely existed and was watching, no question at all about IT.
15th Apr '17 6:45:37 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'' and ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', along with ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', Helios is ''always'' watching Pandora. It was even built for that very purpose! Oh, and if [[BigBad Handsome]] [[ClassicVillain Jack]] notices any Vault Hunters, Crimson Raiders or bandits that he doesn't like, he'll use his moonshot cannon to open fire at them, or send his killer robots. As well as that, pictures of his visage are plastered everywhere, and his personal army and construction workers worship him as a god.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', along with ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', Helios is ''always'' watching Pandora. It was even built for that very purpose! Oh, and if [[BigBad Handsome]] [[ClassicVillain Jack]] notices any Vault Hunters, Crimson Raiders or bandits that he doesn't like, he'll use his moonshot cannon to open fire at them, or send his killer robots. As well as that, pictures of his visage are plastered everywhere, and his personal army and construction workers worship him as a god.
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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