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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Articles/programs Details
584. University admin sounds alarm over anonymously reported hate crimes. There's just one problem. / Instagram page claims to have received threats to lynch black students over page contents. School admin issues kneejerk self-abasement. Police investigate, find absolutely no threats. / 2021-04-18
Type of hoax: suspected


Garden City New York

Local police can find absolutely no evidence that reported threats exist