Video-sharing website YouTube has become the latest battleground for American politics, with the posting of an anti-Hilary Clinton video based on Apple's famous 1984 TV advert that launched the Macintosh computer.

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton is cast in the Big Brother role, originally meant for then Apple rival IBM.

The original commercial was directed by Ridley Scott and inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 novel.
The hammer-wielding female hero this time wears a shirt promoting US Senator and Clinton-rival Barack Obama.

Listening to an iPod, she hurls a sledgehammer in the giant screen where Clinton speaks to the proles.
At the end the commercial fades to the words "On Jan. 14, the Democratic primary will begin. And you'll see why 2008 won't be like 1984", followed by a modified Apple symbol (transformed into an O) with "BarackObama.com", Obama's official campaign website, underneath.

The remixed ad has been viewed nearly a million times since it was added on March 5.

Bill Burton, a spokesman for Obama, said he is aware of the "Hilary 1984" video and has received calls from reporters on it -- but he insisted that the campaign is not connected to it.

"It's somebody else's creation," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.