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Restaurant Says Texas Waiter Faked Racist Note on Receipt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:00pm 7/24/2018 at 1:00pm
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Saltgrass Steakhouse in Odessa, Texas, banned a customer who supposedly left a racist note on a receipt for server Khalil Cavil. The customer circled Cavil’s name and allegedly wrote, “We don’t tip terrorist.”

The story took off on social media, but now the restaurant says Cavil FAKED the racist note.

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Washington Post Falls for Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00am 4/11/2018 at 7:00am

A 13 year old Virginia girl is in big trouble for giving a false report to police about a man ripping off her headscarf and calling her a terrorist.

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Supposed Hate Crime at University of Maryland Just Another Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:00am 1/22/2018 at 9:00am

Campus race hoaxes are common and are usually meant to serve a specific purpose. Sometimes, the hoax perpetrators are doing it as a preface to issuing demands. In other instances, it’s meant to advance a political narrative. In a recent case at the University of Maryland, it appears to be the...

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Canadian Hijab-Cutting Hate Crime Ruled a Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:02pm 1/16/2018 at 3:02pm
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Friday, eleven-year-old Khawlah Noman claimed that while she was walking to her school with her ten-year-old brother, a scissor-wielding Asian man in his 20s used scissors in repeated attempts to cut her hijab.

Once she got to school, she told school officials who then escalated the complaint up the chain until the...

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UVA Becomes Latest Target of ‘White Student Union’ Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30am 11/28/2017 at 7:30am

A few years ago, several schools were hit with a similar hoax that caused uproars on campus.

The Daily Caller reports:

‘White Student Union’ Hoax Targets UVA

The “White Student Union” ho...

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Hate Crime Hoaxes: Air Force Academy and Kansas State University Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/8/2017 at 7:00pm
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Another day, another incident of fake hate revealed.  Two, actually.  Back in September, the United States Air Force Academy Prep School was rocked by the appearance of racial slurs on white boards in the campus dorms.  The resulting video in which Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria addresses the cadets and tells any...

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Racist Graffiti at Eastern Michigan U. Was Hoax by Former Black Student

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30am 10/24/2017 at 7:30am

Federal authorities were brought in to investigate this. What a huge waste of time and money.

The College Fix reports:

Fake hate alert: Black former student responsible for racist graffiti at Eastern Michigan U.

Roughly a year after racist graffiti at Eastern Michigan University triggered campus protests and an FBI investigation, law enforcement has...

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News Outlets Forced to Clarify Melania Trump Has No Body Double After Ridiculous Internet Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:36pm 10/19/2017 at 5:36pm

2017, a most ridiculous time to be alive. Wednesday, internet sleuths thought they were really on to something — the “Melania Trump” standing next to the president was not in fact Melania, they claimed.

Dressed in a trench coat and sporting a fab pair of sunglasses, someone whose TV has jacked...

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Hoax: Man Lied About Being Attacked for Having Neo-Nazi Haircut

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/29/2017 at 4:30pm
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Authorities have arrested Joshua Witt, who claimed another stabbed him for allegedly stabbing him for having a neo-Nazi haircut. Witt admitted that he accidentally cut himself. From CBS Denver:

“Some of those stories got pretty twisted out there,” S...

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Was the Helicopter Attack on Venezuelan Buildings Real or a Hoax?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/28/2017 at 1:00pm
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Social media took off late Tuesday night after video caught a helicopter circling Venezuelan government buildings, including the Supreme Court. Reports indicate that the helicopter “fired 15 shots at the Interior Ministry, where scores of people...

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Students Involved in SUNY Albany Hate Crime Hoax Get Three Years Probation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/17/2017 at 2:30pm

This is an update to a story we’ve been following.

Mental Recession reports:

Students Who Made Up Albany Hate Crime Sentenced to 3-Years Probation

Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio, two of the three women who fabricated a crime in which they were allegedly beaten by ’20 white people’ because of the color of their...

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The Great St. Olaf College Racism Hoax of 2017

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:33pm 5/10/2017 at 8:33pm
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You may recall our extensive and widely-cite coverage of The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013:

A massive racism hoax took place at Oberlin College in February 2013 in which two students made seemingly racist, anti-Semitic and other such posters, graffiti and emails for the purpose of getting a reaction on campus, not because they...

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Hate Crime Hoaxers at SUNY-Albany Avoid Assault Charges from 2016 Incident

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00am 4/30/2017 at 10:00am

We reported on this incident back in March of 2016. The perpetrators of the hoax just got let off on assault charges.

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U. Michigan Student Admits Slashing Her Own Face in Hate Crime Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30am 3/9/2017 at 10:30am

This young woman claims things were said in her women’s literature class that scared her. College isn’t for everyone.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election ‘Hate Crime’

A 21-year-old Michigan woman pleaded guilty Monday to fabricating a “hate crime” in which an unknown white...

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Prosecutors: No Charges for Muslim Student Suspected of Hate-Crime Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00am 2/25/2017 at 10:00am

This is an update to a story we ran recently. Another campus hoax with no real consequences.

The College Fix reports:

Prosecutors won’t file charges against Muslim student suspected...

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Rape Hoaxer of Rolling Stone UVA Story Ordered to Comply in Second Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:00am 2/2/2017 at 9:00am

The Rolling Stone rape hoax story at UVA is still unfolding. This case is one for the history books.

Watchdog reports:

Rolling Stone rape hoaxer ordered to comply with second lawsuit

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Another “Hate” Hoax: White Man Confesses to Painting Racial Slur, Setting His Truck on Fire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/29/2016 at 4:00pm
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A 34-year-old white man from Denton, Texas admitted himself into a clinical facility after confessing to spray-painting a racial slur on the garage door of his family home.

The father of four set his truck and motorcycle on fire and vandalized his home making it appear as though they’d been victims...

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