I am looking for the title and author of a specific novel, a social dystopia that sort of takes after 1984, but takes place on the Internet where some Big Brother, controlled by corporations, watches and filters communications between people. Non conformant people get banned from all social life (social life includes education, culture, business and commercial exchanges, and is all Internet based) and must live in some kind of underground. I am not sure whether it belongs to cyberpunk scifi, but it was sort of close to it. It is possible that the original publication language was not English.

I also wonder whether a movie was derived from it.

  • This seems wildly generic and could easily fit any one of a dozen stories; tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBrotherIsWatching – Valorum Mar 10 '14 at 0:41
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    There is actually a short story - The Machine Stops - that was written before 1984 that matches your description. Except that, in that story the "rebels" live on the surface and the rest of "normal" humanity live underground. – slebetman Jul 7 '14 at 4:07
  • Hey babou! Any input on the short story @slebetman suggested? Is this the one or does the search continue? :) – Jenayah Oct 6 '18 at 18:14
  • @Jenayah I do not know it. – babou Oct 6 '18 at 19:54
  • Could it be "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow? I can't be sure as I haven't read it. – lolrus Dec 31 '18 at 14:48

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