RUMORS AND THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE USA
Koenig, F., Tulane University, USA
As is the case with most catastrophes, the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was followed by a variety of rumors. This paper reports the rumors, examines and analyzes them in terms of previous rumor phenomena as researched by others and myself. Models of rumor content and rumor transmission are presented and considered with attention made to unique features involving contemporary mass media and the inter-net.