Alexei Dymovsky, a Russian police major, fed up with rampant corruption decided to use YouTube to report his grievances. He blew the whistle on his superiors forcing officers to investigate nonexistent crimes and arrest innocent people to improve crime statistics. Shortly after his video was posted Dymovsky was fired and jailed on fraud charges. After six weeks, the charges were dropped after the case became an embarrassment to the government.  Dymovsky’s videos have been viewed over 2 million times and have encouraged other Russians to use YouTube to blow the whistle on corruption.

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