It was no totalitarism, citizens were not organised to spy each other, nor were they brain-washed by propaganda.
Didn't Fouché boast that when more than4 persons did meat he would know about it?
Didn't Napoleon ordered to read private mails, even of trusted sub ordinates?
Didn't French newspapers go down to 4 - and those left over were very much used for propaganda reasons?
I agree it wasn't as total than in other states later but really proto totalitarian - a lot of recent dictators did learn a lot from Napoleon in this case, and yes I am not in the Roberts school of hail Napoléon - instead of that of Jaques Presser.