The Truther Timeline: How 9/11 conspiracy theories have waxed and waned in the 10 years since 9/11.

The rise and fall of the 9/11 conspiracy theory.
Sept. 6 2011 7:51 PM

The Truther Timeline

A look at how 9/11 conspiracy theories have waxed and waned in the 10 years since 9/11.

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.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

 

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