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fake-claiming (v.)
Other formsfakeclaiming, fakeclaimer (n.)

Fake-claiming is the act of claiming that someone is faking a part of their identity, presentation, or attributes. This may occur in personal interaction as well as indirectly, such as claims being made about another person online and through social media, even without addressing the person themselves. Such claims can insist that an experience is real but a specific person is lying about experiencing it, or they can deny the existence of an experience or phenomenon altogether.

Fake-claiming is often focused on mental health issues, identities, experiences, and similar, and the supposed faking behaviour is often attributed to attention seeking.

In terms of plurality, fake-claiming refers to claiming that someone is faking their system and often their plurality as a whole. Singlets, medians, and other systems can engage in this. Common targets of fake-claims include introject-heavy systems, medians, and systems that are otherwise not traumagenic, like endogenic, parogenic, or mixed origin systems. It is also directed at programmed systems, and often systems as a whole.

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Imposter syndrome can be caused by fake-claiming.

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There is much discussion about whether or not fake-claiming should be done within a community, and opinions are varied. Some communities advocate for not fake-claiming at all, others value calling out misinformation and trolling behaviour to avoid association of "obvious fakers" with said community and discourage mocking actions, even others engage in fake-claiming of phenomena but do not promote individual exclusion.