The article “North Korea's propaganda victory at the Winter Olympics” and “1984” both share the dystopian practice of using propaganda to control society and severally punish those that refuse to accept it. Winston is in a society controlled by propaganda shouted everywhere so that it “bruised your ears” and fake “statistics proving people today had more… than people 50 years ago”. Orwell in 1984 is showing that the use propaganda to control its people causes people to lose their beliefs and opinions. When people are controlled and manipulated to lack independent thought they lose a sense of what it is like to be human they become sheep doing and saying what the government wants even if it causes them and others great harm. Orwell is warning readers that governments shouldn’t use propaganda to eliminate people’s thinking but use everyone’s strengths to achieve a common goal. In North Korea's propaganda victory at the Winter Olympics it shows how North Korea is “brainwashing millions of people” with propaganda. Kasparov and Halvorssen are showing how North Korea restricts all “foreign media” and “imposes severe punishments” on people who have any. The authors also want to show how we can defeat this terror by helping them win the “propaganda war”. With modern day life having propaganda everywhere and trying to convince people to do or buy stuff there are governments out there that use propaganda to control people. With groups out there trying to stop these oppressive governments with spreading information of true freedom with those oppressed. People must decide to either follow blindly or think for themselves.