Two More Spiegel Employees Out After Fake News Scandal Expands | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Two More Spiegel Employees Out After Fake News Scandal Expands

Two senior editors at Germany's Der Spiegel have been fired amid the country's largest newsroom scandal in decades.

Ullrich Fichtner, and editor-in-chief, and Matthias Geyer, a chief editor, have been "suspended until the (magazine's) internal commission has completed its investigation into the affair," according to editor-in-chief Steffen Klusmann, according to AFP, citing a copy of an internal letter obtained on Friday.

"Superstar" journalist Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old reporter for Der Spiegel and several other publications, falsified at least 14 articles according to Klusmann. Relotius abruptly resigned amid the December 19 announcement by Der Spiegel.

"The Relotius affair raises the question as to whether" Ullrich and Fichtner "can continue in their jobs after such a disaster," said Klusmann. "The first discovered it for Der Spiegel, the second hired him and was until recently his superior."

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