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    The extreme ratings of fact-checkers around the world

    This article was republished with permission by the Duke Reporters' Lab. Claire Ballentine is a student researcher at the Lab.

    A 2015 census of fact-checkers reveals the odd names they use for the most ridiculous falsehoods.

    FactCheckEU calls them “Insane Whoppers.” The Voice of San Diego uses “Huckster Propaganda.” Honolulu Civil Beat refers to them as “Screaming Lies.”

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