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- Overall, we rate 911Truth.org a Tin Foil Hat level Conspiracy website based on the promotion of unproven claims related to 9/11 and Low for factual reporting due to the use of very poor sources that lack credibility.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2003, 911Truth.org is a conspiracy website that attempts to debunk the official mainstream account of the 9/11 attacks. According to their about page the mission of 911Truth is to “EXPOSE the official lies and cover-up surrounding the events of September 11th, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth; namely, that elements within the US government and covert policy apparatus must have orchestrated or participated in the execution of the attacks for these to have happened in the way that they did.”
The website does not disclose an editor or who owns the website, however they do indicate that James Hufferd is the Founder of 911 Truth of Central Iowa as well as the current Grassroots Coordinator.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their donation page “For 15 years, we have never accepted advertising in any form. We solely rely on your contributions to continue developing and updating this unique 9/11 resource.” Ownership is not disclosed on the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, 911Truth is a conspiracy website that promotes the idea that the official narrative given by the Government and Media, regarding the 9/11 attacks, is not the truth. For example, 911Truth claims that the attacks were a “synthetic” event caused by the “US and global system of warfare and fraud, of secret government and hidden economics, of power concentrated in the hands of the vanishingly few.” An example conspiracy headline reads: The conspiracies that won’t go away: Brother of 9/11 victim claim the US orchestrated the atrocity as new study shows it was impossible that the third tower collapsed from fire. Sourcing for this article comes from the Questionable Daily Mail and the rest from 911Truth.org itself. In another article, New Obama Executive Order Seizes US Infrastructure and Citizens for Military Preparedness, the source is the Activist Post, which is a known conspiracy website. Other sources used are Conspiracy/Pseudoscience website Natural News as well as the conspiracy website Prison Planet. 911Truth also sources to more mainstream sources such as Salon and Raw Story.
In general, 911Truth reports mostly unproven hypotheses using poor sources, but does also publish factual information related to 9/11.
Overall, we rate 911Truth.org a Tin Foil Hat level Conspiracy website based on the promotion of unproven claims related to 9/11 and Low for factual reporting due to the use of very poor sources that lack credibility. (D. Van Zandt 1/13/2019)
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