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 also recommended.

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553. Hate Crime Hoaxes / r/hatecrimehoaxes has been banned from Reddit This community was banned for violating Reddit’s rule against promoting hate. / 2020-07-09
555. The new Reddit hate crime hoax page / www.reddit.com/r/hatecrimehoaxes was banned, but now www.reddit.com/r/hoaxhatecrimes has taken its place / 2020-07-19
Type of hoax: not a hoax


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Reddit banned the subreddit 'hatecrimehoaxes', but it has been replaced with 'hoaxhatecrimes'. Reddit claimed that it was 'promoting hate'. In fact, it was merely recording false examples of hate, just like this site does.