On the lines of 'MeToo' why not start a social media campaign against corruption?
How about an open campaign on the social media against bribes, red-tapism etc on the lines of the MeToo campaign? Do you think people who have been affected will come out openly? Do you think such a campaign will bring in some changes to the existing system? Let us discuss this interesting topic touching upon the different aspects involved and it's possibilities.
Technology and social media platform have brought about changes that no one ever imagined. #MeToo is a burning example of the same. It has not only shaken the entire country but also ensured the women that they are not going unheard.
On the similar lines, if a campaign against bribe, red-tapism, hush money etc, by whatever name, is started, it may also bring about transparency and even fear in the minds of many government employees who harass the common citizen for every single work. Since there can be a lot of repercussions of the campaign as many false accusations may also come up, it is suggested that a person who becomes part of the campaign must also submit some proof with regard to the allegation/ complaint he makes.
It is a known fact that Governments does try to create awareness and ask the citizens to report any case of bribery or any form of corruption to some toll-free numbers/ offices, but these initiatives have failed as people don't really use such services due to different reasons.
I am of the opinion that people will generally be fair in reporting such cases where they are looted in the name of providing Government services since there will only be a few who are greedy or who hold grudges may try to misuse the same.
What is your opinion about this idea? Please do share your independent and fair views. Kindly do not draw any reference or connection to the existing #MeToo campaign.