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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Articles/programs Details
It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria / The exaggeration of hate crime in Britain since Brexit. / 2016-10-14
Type of hoax: suspected

2016-06-25

London UK

The referendum on EU membership in the UK supposedly led to an increase in hate crime.

Reports