Fergus Falls The Relotius Scandal Reaches a Small Town in America

Claas Relotius, the DER SPIEGEL journalist outed this week for churning out fraudulent stories, wrote for the magazine about the U.S. town of Fergus Falls. Two locals fact-checked his reporting, and their verdict is devastating -- a perfect example of how DER SPIEGEL's editorial safeguards failed.
Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn of Fergus Falls

Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn of Fergus Falls

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Translated from the German by Valentyna Polunina