"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."
The sentence, contained in the book 1984, by the British writer George Orwell (1903-1950), summarizes an emblematic work of universal literature. Published in 1948, Orwell's dystopian novel depicts a world at perpetual war, oppressed by omnipresent government surveillance and the manipulation of information. Big Brother, leader of a perhaps non-existent party, oversees the tyrannical regime. Signs on the streets read: “Big Brother is watching you”.
Alex Soares saw in the situation in Brazil in recent years, with the insistence and strength of fake news and the manipulation of sounds and images, an unfolding of the dystopian reality conceived by Orwell.