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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A supposed outpouring of online hatred against Jo Cox, a murdered MP, was exaggerated / A careful analysis of the claims of the anti-racist group Hope Not Hate by the Economist found that they exaggerated the amount of hate online about the murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox, who opposed / 2016-12-17
Type of hoax: not a hoax

2016-11-28

London UK

The UK anti-racist group Hope Not Hate exaggerated the amount of hatred online about MP Jo Cox, who was murdered by a mentally disturbed far-right winger.

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