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Reports: Police believe Jussie Smollett paid Nigerian men to stage “MAGA” attack

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:00pm 2/16/2019 at 9:00pm

The Jussie Smollett story of a racial attack was too politically convenient to be true. And as with investments, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

We have covered several dozen hoaxes, including 

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Hoaxed: Goucher College Black Student Arrested for Racist Graffiti

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:00am 12/2/2018 at 10:00am
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A minority student at Goucher College in Maryland has been arrested following the revelation that he was behind racist graffiti recently discovered on campus. Just yesterday, we covered a similar incident at Drake University in Iowa.

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Another Hoax: Racist Notes Found at Drake University Were Written by the ‘Victim’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/1/2018 at 1:00pm
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Three weeks ago, all hell broke loose on the Iowa campus of Drake University when a black student claimed to receive racist notes telling her to leave campus. Now it has been discovered that she was the author of the notes.

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Chipotle Caves to Twitter Mob, Fires Employee Trying To Prevent “Dine and Dash,” After False Accusation of Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:00am 11/19/2018 at 9:00am

Will corporations never learn that knee-jerk reactions to online outrage are almost always factually vapid? Apparently not.

Fast food chain Chipotle recently fired a manager after a viral video showed her refusing service to a group of young, black men. She also suggested the group of men did not have money to...

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Racist Note Posted at Kansas State U. Turns Out to be a Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 9:30am 11/11/2018 at 9:30am

Do any of the people who perpetrate these hoaxes realize they diminish real acts of racism?

The College Fix reports:

Racist note at Kansas State University turns out to be a hoax

A flier at a Kansas State University apartment complex bearing the very racist statement “Beware [N-words] Live Here!!! Knock at Your Own...

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Trump Says Kavanaugh ‘Caught Up in a Hoax Set Up by the Democrats’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2018 at 12:45pm 10/8/2018 at 12:45pm
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President Donald Trump unleashed his wrath on the Democrats before he boarded Air Force One, claiming that the allegations against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a hoax from the Democrats. From NBC News:

“I’ve been hearing that that now they’re talking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did...

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Trump calls attacks “a hoax that was set up by the Democrats”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:00am 10/8/2018 at 11:00am
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While the saga around now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has ended, the left will not stop and we can expect to see more outrage in the coming days.

On the White House lawn, President Donald Trump called the whole thing a “hoax.”

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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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St. Olaf College Won’t Allow Ben Shapiro Speech on Anniversary of Campus Race Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00am 3/23/2018 at 8:00am
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The school’s president actually used the anniversary of the campus race hoax as an excuse to deny the event.

The College Fix reports:

College denies request for Ben Shapiro talk, says he’s too divisive in time of racial healing

Is St. Olaf College, a private institution tucked away in a rural area 40 miles...

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Report of Shots Fired at Northwestern Turns Out to be ‘Swatting’ Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:00am 3/15/2018 at 8:00am

Every time someone engages in swatting, they are putting people’s lives at risk. It’s a despicable act.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Police: Call of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm was ‘swatting’ hoax

A call of shots fired that sent scores of heavily armed officers to a Northwestern University graduate dorm Wednesday afternoon was...

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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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