fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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 Fake flyers portray conservative student group as anti-Muslim; police investigating / Someone distributed flyers at George Washington University which falsely claimed to be from Young America’s Foundation asking “Hate Muslims? So do we!!!” and promoting an “Islamo-fascism awareness week / 2017-09-11
Type of hoax: suspected


Washington DC

Flyers containing crude hatred of Muslims were distributed at George Washington University bearing the imprint of Young America's Foundation. The group does not endorse the views on the flyer. Not sure if this is a criminal offence.