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.

Report 137.

Articles/programs Details
181. The left fakes the hate at GWU / This is a hoax, but not a fake hate crime. Michelle Malkin shows that humorlessness is not limited to the left. "This fake flyer attributed to the Young America’s Foundation chapter at GWU was manuf / 2007-10-09
184. Jimmy Carter, Phony Hate Crimes, Etc. / There was a hoax poster at GWU mocking conservative attitudes to Muslims. Some Muslims, and college president Knapp, didn't see the joke. "The posters aimed to satirically vilify conservatives, not / 2007-10-22
Type of hoax: suspected


Washington DC

Not really a hate crime. An Islamophobic flyer was produced by leftists, falsely claiming to be from conservatives, but is so over the top it's funny.