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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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Articles/programs Details
 KATU / There was a report of anti-Jewish slurs being accompanied by physical attacks on a Jewish man. This KATU article typifies the inaccuracy with which the press treated the issue, giving the impression / 2010-03-21
Type of hoax: suspected


Eugene OR

This incident was probably part of the attempt to exaggerate anti-Semitism in Eugene in order to persuade the university to ban Pacifica Forum, a controversial discussion group which had hosted holocaust deniers. In fact Eugene is one of the most liberal