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 also recommended.

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648. LGBTQ slurs found at MIT done by students protesting school’s new pro-free speech efforts / In a weird double-reverse protest, MIT students deliberately posted "hate speech" on flyers and sidewalks to demonstrate that they should not have the right to do so, under the school's new liberal fre / 2023-03-03
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Cambridge Massachusetts

MIT students deliberately post hateful speech in an effort to delegitimize MIT's new commitment to free speech.