How did we come up with this chart?
This graph uses both data and judgment to track the popularity of 9/11 conspiracy theories in the decade since 9/11. Where available, it uses relevant poll numbers about Americans' belief in such theories. It also notes events and statements that were important in the development of the theories or Americans' reception of them.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
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The Actual World
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