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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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 Drake University officials: Four of the five racist notes found on campus were hoaxes / 2018-11-30
Type of hoax: suspected

2018-11-13

Des Moines Iowa

In mid-November, a Drake University student told school officials she had received four racist notes in one of the residence halls, at least one of which was addressed to her. After a police and school investigation, the student, who has not been charged or named, admitted to writing one of the notes.

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