19th April 2015
BBC accidentally features Twitter hoaxer who calls Star Wars ‘racist and homophobic’ 22
5:04 PM — The BBC has admitted making a blunder after inviting a Twitter hoaxer onto a World Service programme to discuss Star Wars, which he described as "racist and homophobic".
12th April 2015
Man arrested after sending fake ‘anthrax’ to gay bar 14
7:51 PM — A man has been arrested after sending a homophobic letter containing fake poison to an Iowa gay bar.
1st April 2015
Update: Nick Clegg isn’t on Grindr and Tom Daley won’t be joining One Direction 7
3:21 PM — As you might have noticed - a couple of the stories posted earlier today might not be what they appeared.
12th January 2015
Homophobic ‘ambush’ on Charlton Athletic fans was a hoax 9
1:55 PM — A widely reported homophobic "ambush" against a group of gay football fans has turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by an online troll.
12th December 2014
Someone actually asked Harry Styles about hoax claims he had sex with Obama 4
4:57 PM — Harry Styles has responded to the hoax claim that he is in a secret relationship with US President Barack Obama.
20th June 2014
Dutch media outlets ‘extremely annoyed’ by ‘Gay Village’ hoax 8
1:22 PM — Dutch media outlets have responded badly to the announcement that plans for an LGBT-only 'Gay Village' backed up by officials, were actually a hoax intended to draw attention to LGBT issues.
18th February 2014
Radio hosts behind ‘shocking’ made-up homophobic children’s birthday response suspended 7
12:47 PM — Two US radio hosts who forged a homophobic response to a child's birthday party invitation have been suspended.
15th February 2014
‘Shocking’ homophobic children’s birthday response was completely made up 36
10:00 PM — A homophobic letter from a parent to a same-sex couple was a hoax. The reaction it created was real enough.
19th April 2013
US: Woman who faked homophobic hate crime given jail sentence 5
2:36 AM — A Nebraska woman who faked an anti-gay hate crime in an attempt to progress the gay rights movement, and claimed she was handcuffed, and had anti-gay slurs carved into her skin, has been found guilty of false reporting and sentenced to a week in prison.
15th February 2013
Nebraska: Lesbian hate crime hoax sentencing postponed
10:01 AM — A judge has rescheduled the sentencing date for a Nebraska lesbian who pleaded no contest to faking an anti-gay hate crime.
1st February 2013
Queries over hacking as Accident Claims website features testimonial from anal sex injury customer 18
12:19 PM — A British personal injury claims specialist firm is receiving unusual attention after its website displayed a customer testimonial concerning an injury that reportedly occurred in a public toilet.
22nd August 2012
Police: Fake hate crime victim wanted to “spark change” through hoax attack
7:52 PM — Police investigating an allegedly fake violent hate crime in the US state of Nebraska have said they believe to have found the motive behind the incident, during which the victim said she had derogatory words carved into her skin.