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 books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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508. How mainstream media fuels the UK's Islamophobia crisis / There has been a 40% increase in religious hatred in the UK, most of it directed toward Muslims. / 2019-08-20
Type of hoax: not a hoax


London UK

A 40% increase in religious hatred in one year would be impossible in a modern Western country.