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or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower  (wĭs′əl-blō′ər, hwĭs′-)
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is ... hoping to get another chance to search for government waste" (Washington Post).

whis′tle-blow′ing n.
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Noun1.whistleblower - an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it; "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"; "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"
informant, source - a person who supplies information
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