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
'Hate Crime' Hoaxes

name
Wall Street Journal

authors
James Taranto

url
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323628004578459014086443112

summary
"The fact that the Facebook post apparently was a fabrication does not change the necessity for continued vigilance in reassuring that we have a campus where everyone feels safe." says the University of Wyoming over a fake example of hateful harassment of Meg Lanker-Simons.

date read
2013-11-15

date published
2013-05-02


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