An insider is a member of any group of people of limited number and generally restricted access. The term is used in the context of secret, privileged, hidden or otherwise esoteric information or knowledge: an insider is a "member of the gang" hence knows things outsiders don't, including insider jargon.

In our complicated and information-rich world, the concept of insider knowledge is popular and pervasive, as a source of direct and useful guidance. In a given situation, an insider is contrasted with an outside expert: the expert can provide an in-depth theoretical analysis that should lead to a practical opinion, while an insider has firsthand, material knowledge. Insider information may be thought of as more accurate and valuable than expert opinion.


There are many popular cultural roles ascribed to the insider.

In criminal and social justice, whistle-blowing and leaks are seen as (often heroic) efforts of individual insiders to right wrongs by making secret information public, usually in David and Goliath situations (e.g. by revealing transgressions of governments, large corporations or other powerful organizations). When whistle-blowers are cultivated by outside forces, they are known as informants and informers.

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The Times of India 31 Mar 2020
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Business Insider 31 Mar 2020
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2 Marikina cops charged for rape of female detainees

Inquirer 31 Mar 2020
MANILA, Philippines --- Two policemen from the Marikina police special operations unit are now facing criminal charges for ......

The US passed a grim milestone with a single-day death toll of more than 500, ...

Business Insider 31 Mar 2020
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Ian Bremmer breaks down Trump's response to the coronavirus crisis — where he has been ...

Business Insider 31 Mar 2020
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Sinas order arrest of 2 Marikina cops for ‘rape’

Journal Online 31 Mar 2020
Sonny Maruzzo, both members of the Marikina City Police Station Special Operations Unit ... Sunday inside their office following a complaint from two unnamed female detainees ... Marikina City Police Investigation and Detective Management Section and the station’s Special Reaction Unit....

First US military service member dies from COVID-19

Deccan Herald 31 Mar 2020
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