Conspiracy theorists have flooded the Internet, especially Twitter, with the theory that Hillary Clinton was replaced with a body double. Yes, seriously, people are arguing this; their central point is that the Hillary Clinton who attended the 9/11 ceremony and then emerged later from her daughter Chelsea's apartment does not look like the Hillary Clinton from a few days earlier. Conspiracy theorists say Hillary on 9/11 was a lot thinner and had a different body shape, in addition to different finger lengths. On Twitter, they have dissected the theory, and major news outlets have written about it from the standpoint of how easily people believe nutty conspiracy theories. Some believe it's an example of how easily conspiracy theories take root online, as Clinton has been hounded by them, including on her health even before she left the 9/11 ceremony early because her campaign said she had pneumonia. Dramatic video was widely shared of Clinton being assisted into a black van at the scene by aides, with her knees appearing to buckle under, before she went to Chelsea's apartment to recuperate. She then reemerged to wave to reporters from Chelsea's apartment and was photographed there as well as at the earlier ceremony. Hillary had public appearances at rallies and the Commander in Chief forum in the days before the 9/11 memorial. She looks different in those photos, conspiracy theorists says. Here are photos from Getty Images of Hillary on 9/11 - both at the ceremony and Chelsea's apartment - and in appearances in the few days before that date so that you can compare Hillary's appearance and decide for yourself. In this photo, Matt Lauer looks on as democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum on September 7, 2016 in New York City. Hillary Clinton and republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are participating in the NBC News Commander-in-Chief Forum. (Getty)
Conspiracy theories claim Hillary Clinton used a body double after her near collapse at a 9/11 memorial. Compare photos of Hillary before and after 9/11.