fakehatecrimes.org

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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183. Why are ‘hate crime’ hoaxes so popular on campus? 2013-05-02 Laramie WY

title
Why are ‘hate crime’ hoaxes so popular on campus?

name
The Blaze

authors
Meredith Jessup

url
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/05/03/why-are-hate-crime-hoaxes-so-popular-on-campus/

summary
According to this article "Meg Lanker-Simons made headlines this week after police discovered that she posted the threatening, obscenity-laced post on her own Facebook page." Various other examples from the Wall St Journal and other sources.

date read
2013-08-15

date published
2013-05-03


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