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 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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 Another pro-Trump ‘hate crime’ deemed a hoax / A bisexual student alleged that she received mail that read “back to hell” and “#trump,” along with homophobic slurs. The university president says it was an invention. / 2016-11-24
 'I Just Want Them to Stop': Chicago Student Says Threatening 'Trump' Note Taped to Her Door / "This is a country-wide epidemic", a bisexual student at North Park University claimed, saying she received homophobic abuse from supporters of president-elect Donald Trump. The media uncritically r / 2016-11-15
Type of hoax: suspected

2016-11-14

Chicago IL

A complaint regarding homophobic harassment supposedly done in the name of Donald Trump has been investigated by North Park University and deemed to be a hoax. “We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” university president David Parkyn said in a public letter to students after telling them “the incident and related messages were fabricated.”

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