9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe In September 11 Conspiracies?

History Professor Kathleen Olmsted is quoted in the International Business Times.

Why do people believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories?It’s a simple question to ask, but not necessarily an easy one to answer. Some people might scoff at those who believe in the outlandish theories, but experts said there are several underlying causes why conspiracy theorists are compelled to go against official reports from the government and mainstream media.

A conspiracy theory can help restore order after a seemingly senseless act occurs, said Kathleen Olmsted, a history professor at the University of California Davis. “The theories serve the psychological purpose of helping people to believe that there is order in the universe and that someone is in charge,” she said.

Read more at the International Business Times.

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