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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

I truly hate to ask,

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- Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:32:45 EST 24rhF4zL No.209617
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but what is the difference between a whistleblower and a snitch?
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Lydia Hallybetch - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:51:50 EST zsQIZH1z No.209618 Reply
>>209617
The perception of others.
If the majority view the person's actions as being primarily beneficial, then they're a "whistle-blower."
If their actions are viewed as being primarily detrimental, then they're a "snitch."

It's like the difference between "terrorist" and "freedom fighter." It all depends on which side you're on.
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Hedda Pellypare - Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:54:55 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209619 Reply
>>209618
There's something more to it than that analytically, although ultimately what you define as what means who is seen as which is still subjective. But the extra wrinkle between whistleblower/snitch is whether or not the group being outed is seen as a legitimate source of authority in the first place. You're a whisteblower when you're the member of a nominally honorable group who reveals to the public it's true nature, whereas you're a snitch if you're a willing participant in the code of conduct of a nominally shady group and then willfully violate that code of conduct. With a whistleblower, like for a government, there's an added dimension of dishonesty on the part of the 'snitched upon' party, whereas with a snitch, like in a gang, the 'dishonesty' comes from the snitcher, because they agreed to abide by the rules of the group then went back on it.
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Archie Ducklewill - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 05:38:57 EST OaolgcgK No.209620 Reply
>>209619
throws an interesting light on patriotic americans calling snowden a snitch
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Walter Dartstock - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:39:04 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209622 Reply
>>209621
>>they're retarded
I think that's the interesting light it throws on them.
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Ian Bellergold - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:57:46 EST Pr3KJWoH No.209630 Reply
>>209619

i agree with this completely. a whistleblower is someone who finds out after entering an organization that something is going on with which they disagree and reveals it. a snitch goes along with it, then maybe due to guilt after the fact or pressure/blackmail, reveals their former associates in crime. honor amongst thieves and all that
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Cornelius Biddlefetch - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:27:03 EST Pr3KJWoH No.209632 Reply
>>209631

no its not. i echoed his concept of unknowingly vs. knowingly doing bad things
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Jenny Cendlehutch - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:01:29 EST 2LwLwSlz No.209633 Reply
>>209631
Not a he and also no, that is what I said. Actually a little better than I said it because I forgot to mention the thing about how the whistleblower themselves might not know the organization they were going into is actually bad in the first place, not just what people in general think about it (although with a lot of high profile ones like with the US gov/mil you have to think they knew the nature of the organization somewhat going in, which is what shifts the whistleblower/snitch needle.)
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Simon Cundlefun - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 21:06:46 EST 3AYRSUK/ No.209639 Reply
A whistleblower exposes the powerful. A snitch is just being a bitch.
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Jack Dodgefirk - Fri, 05 Apr 2019 02:20:44 EST KGYHppHw No.209642 Reply
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>>209639
A snitch is like being a scab crossing the picket line, there's a solidarity! morally righteous aspect, but also a shaming even threatening use of the word, to insinuate a social repercussion (or worse). Then to be a whisteblower its the inverse of a snitch in context of Goliath as state and corporate apparatuses.
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Charles Sickleshaw - Sun, 07 Apr 2019 13:02:32 EST RzbMEkOY No.209643 Reply
Nothing. Drug cartels function like protostates anyway. It's just trendy for contrarians to side with the underdog past all sense or decency, to the detriment of society at large.
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Fucking Greenville - Sat, 04 May 2019 10:39:33 EST agUXn1jU No.209667 Reply
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>>209617
A snitch is a bitch that should get hit. Hey look im an op I am no snitch *pew pew*
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Mr. Nobody - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:09:16 EST u4Yar8T/ No.209718 Reply
A snitch is someone who isn't necessarily trying to expose corruption, whereas a whistleblower usually is trying to expose corruption and bring about justice. A lot of snitches are out for personal gain or self protection.
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Shitting Blallermere - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:32:37 EST FsLlIV8v No.209720 Reply
Snitching is when you go to a discrete source of authority. Whistle blowing is when you go to the greater public. Like blowing a whistle.

Eg. You snitch on your classmate when you tell the teacher. You whistleblow on a classmate when you tell the whole class.
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Phoebe Drottingfoot - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:39:29 EST Pr3KJWoH No.209721 Reply
>>209720

i disagree. you could whistleblow privately, like reporting unethical stuff to an official.

snitching is when you were in on it then betray your criminal companions

whistleblowing is when you discover bad things and tell on them
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Caroline Duckleshaw - Sat, 27 Jul 2019 06:12:38 EST qum7+esS No.209726 Reply
Snitches are ratting out the people to the government. Whistleblowers are ratting out the government (or some big corporation) to the people. It has to do with power. If you're snitching to someone with more power about someone with less power, you're a snitch, but if you're shining light on the secret mechanisms of power in government or finance or something that negatively affects the general people who are subject to that power, you're a whistleblower.
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Thomas Mommerhatch - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 06:40:03 EST 25i6jWYd No.209727 Reply
>>209726
This is a pretty good definition. Though I feel like snitching also involves a level of "it doesn't really hurt anyone but you told them anyway". You witness a murder or report being robbed you're not a snitch. You report some guy selling drugs or a medical professionally ending the life of a terminal patient who wants to die will only be able to suffer for a few hours/days/weeks if they don't, you are snitching. Though I guess the murderer might disagree but in the big picture...

Snitch has negative connotations. Also if someone is doing something that hurts others, they were previously the ones with more power using it to hurt others. Then are you both? I know the police and government have a sinister side (of variable depth) but they have their uses and using those to protect yourself and others doesn't make you a shit.

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