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11 September 2001: The conspiracy theories still spreading after 20 years | BBC News

The first 9/11 conspiracy theories appeared on the internet just hours after the attacks, on 11 September 2001, and with the rise of social media, have grown in scope and scale ever since.
Extensive reports by the 9/11 Commission, US government agencies and expert groups have refuted the existence of any hidden conspiracy.
But activist groups in the US and elsewhere, the 9/11 Truth movement, say the facts have been hidden.
Some leading members of the movement have also embraced conspiracies about Covid-19 and vaccines.
And some senior politicians, celebrities and media figures have also disputed the official account.
‘World government’
The rise of new conspiracy movements online, such as QAnon, whose followers, among other conspiratorial views, believe a US “deep state” responsible for the attacks, has kept these conspiracy theories in circulation and brought them to a far larger audience.
And online clips from a series of films known as Loose Change have reinforced many of the falsehoods circulating.
Some claim the US government staged the attacks or knew of them in advance and allowed them.
And these falsehoods mesh with more recent online movements’ belief global elites plan to curtail civil liberties in response to the attacks and facilitate the establishment of an authoritarian world government.
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Source: 11 September 2001: The conspiracy theories still spreading after 20 years | BBC News

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