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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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  'Racist' Text Messages at Ottoson Fabricated: Police / A student at Ottoson Middle School sent himself/herself racist text messages and claimed to have been racially targeted. / 2016-07-06
Type of hoax: suspected

2016-07-06

Arlington MA

A student at Ottoson Middle School falsely reported that he/she had received racist text messages according to the Arlington police and a school superintendent.

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