Both the Netflix original “Fifteen Million Merits” and George Orwell’s “1984” delve into the dystopian element of information being filtered, modified, and corrupted. Winston’s duty to the party in Orwell’s “1984” is to modify media and pass it on for the process to be repeated, leaving books, articles and more “rewritten again and again” (45) until the original truth and reality of these pieces of information is “faded away” (46). Winston’s work for the Party of Truth is a prime example of the dystopian modification and corruption of information, revealing that truth is stolen from a society when information is filtered in this manner, causing ignorance and lack of logic to rule. Black Mirror’s “15 Million Merits” explores the same idea of filtered information in that Bingham, the protagonist of this dystopia, recognizes the corruption of his society, and the manner in which it is being controlled—through filtered, and in some cases forced, access to resources and media. In an intense speech, he protests that anything meaningful in the society is “dote[d] out in meager portions,” but only once, like that of information in Orwell’s novel, it is “augmented, packaged, and pumped through 10,000 preassigned filters till it’s nothing more than a meaningless series of lights.” In both scenarios, the dangers of filtered information are explored, revealing that in society, information must be kept pure, otherwise the individuals within may not only find the self in a mental box, but a physical one as well.