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Amazon Prime Crashes and Burns Under Federal Censorship Request

Amazon Prime has pulled documentaries that show vaccines are dangerous, including Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe. The decision comes as House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff wrote yet another letter to a major tech company demanding censorship of vaccine dangers for “scientific” purposes. Already, YouTube has de-monetized anti-vaccine videos after its parent companies CEO helped invest $12 million into a less useless flu shot. Facebook has also said it would censor vaccine information, while Pinterest has scrubbed all vaccine-related content.

No wonder vaccines are so unsafe, you’re not supposed to criticize them! Not on Amazon, not on YouTube, not anywhere! Forget about medical journals, they are so far gone. It’s all hardly surprising given that Amazon’s Washington Post is a worthless propaganda rag being sued for hundreds of millions of dollars for defamation.

Rather than censor documentaries for spreading “misinformation,” Amazon should really ensure the accuracy of its own publications before throwing stones. And rather than censor vaccine safety issues, Amazon Prime should also work on safety issues with its own cargo planes. Sadly, that work will come too late for three of its pilots who were just killed in the recent Prime Air crash.

JB Handley Writes Gaffe-Filled Book About The Autism Epidemic

 ***Correction: Verstraeten study was published in 2003, not 2013 as stated in the video.

“This is a complete waste of everyone’s time. Every person involved in the dust-up has been a champion of our kids and they all deserve our respect. This is a movement fraught with tension, stress, and confusion. Time for everyone to grab their toys, leave the playground, take a deep breath, and get back to the task at hand.” – JB Handley dismissing the revelation by Autism Investigated’s editor that false representation to congressional staff was committed by SafeMinds.

Years ago, Generation Rescue founder JB Handley accused the wife of a known vaccine shill of secretly operating a neurodiversity blog. So confident was Handley, he even promised her a website he created to expose her husband’s lies on condition that she wasn’t the blog’s operator. Six months later, JB Handley turned over PaulOffit.com to Bonnie Offit. Eight years later, Handley still hasn’t learned his lesson about the importance of knowing stuff. His book How To End The Autism Epidemic proves it. Filled with inaccuracies, it’s reflective of just how out of depth JB Handley is on an issue that’s preoccupied his life for two decades.

His book gives disproportionate importance to events that happened this year, even as the epidemic has been raging for decades. Reading it, one might get the sense that the most important events all happened in 2018. The most featured study, for example, was published nine months ago. That, however, may partially explain why Handley gets some key facts wrong. He has a personal stake in committing the gravest error, however. In his book, JB Handley pushed the damaging myth that a doctor gave two conflicting expert opinions for different children seeking vaccine injury compensation. Although Dr. Andrew Zimmerman had expressed an opinion that compensated child Hannah Poling’s autism was caused by vaccination, he was never her expert witness. His opinion was also given after the concession.

A congressional hearing was almost held in 2013 over the falsehood that was spread by Canary Party. The hearing was cancelled after the falsehood was corrected by the Hannah Poling’s mother in the comments of the Age of Autism blog that Handley’s group sponsors. Congressional council then announced the hearing’s cancellation for being “overly divisive.” That clearly meant it would pit parent against parent. Autism Investigated broke the news of the cancellation. Instead of stating the real reason for the cancellation, Handley wrongly blamed a vaccine front group.

JB Handley played a role in the failure. Prior to the 2012 hearing, a lobbyist working for Canary Party Chairman Mark Blaxill falsely represented parent-scientist Brian Hooker to congressional staff. Handley dismissed the news entirely, calling it “a complete waste of everyone’s time” in the comments of Age of Autism. He then demanded “everyone…get back to the task at hand,” indicating Hooker and Blaxill should work together.

Mark Blaxill was subsequently discovered to have turned the autism omnibus attorneys against their own expert witnesses. He brutally smeared Dr. Mark and David Geier and even disparaged Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who would never be invited to testify. This was revealed publicly for the first time in emails shared with Autism Investigated. Even after all that, Handley’s support of Blaxill never wavered. Handley has a lot to answer for in his role of pushing Mark Blaxill on the movement against toxic vaccinations, contributing to the congressional failure.

Yet JB Handley goes even further than the cancelled hearing would have gone by demanding the father Jon Poling testify and be cross-examined about his daughter’s case by politicians. Yet Handley also acknowledges that the parents were given a $20 million concession to stay quiet. Strangely, he says that he wouldn’t begrudge other parents for doing exactly what the parents of Hannah Poling had already done. So why is he channeling the vaccine people by hitting her parents up for their daughter’s confidential medical information?

Though Poling is the worst example, there are other key facts that Handley gets wrong. For example, the senior author John Walker-Smith did not stand by the interpretation of the 1998 study as Handley falsely writes. Walker-Smith cosigned the fraudulent interpretation retraction with nine other coauthors. CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Thomas Verstraeten also did not say his 2003 study of the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal was “neutral” with respect to autism, but rather with speech delays and tic disorders. He wanted to cover his autism findings up. These are not trivial errors to make, and both doctors are subsequently let off easy. The probable reason for the errors is simply that Handley did not give either study the attention it deserved when writing his book.

Finally, JB Handley has already taken criticism from many people because his book even recommends certain vaccines albeit far less than the current schedule. Handley later changed his position in a radio interview to say that you should have a right to get some vaccines if you want them. He obviously had not thought about that issue very hard. His below defense of the vaccine program on Facebook says it all, demanding of people vastly more knowledgeable than him: “unfriend me.”

(The vaccine program needs to go away, and getting rid of it is the most effective argument at this time.)

It’s totally disingenuous of JB Handley to play the victim when he is trying to dictate the message of the movement with his ignorance. Why Handley demonstrates such poor knowledge of the issues surrounding the autism epidemic after apparently dedicating so many years to it is a mystery. He can’t think of effective policy solutions either. One explanation could be that he conflates ending the autism epidemic with ending his own son’s autism. Whatever the reason, his insistence on controlling the narrative of an issue he has so little understanding of is an unmitigated disaster.

One time Autism Investigated criticized him for saying the government studied “one vaccine and one ingredient” since it’s akin to saying the government ruled them out. He responded, “Don’t spread bullshit.”

Told that the government didn’t study them but rather lies about all vaccines, he grudgingly agreed with Autism Investigated.

“Yeah, no shit.”

GlaxoSmithKline Facebook Page Reveals Company Supports Internet Trolls

Editor’s commentary and troll response under GSK post feigning LGBTQ inclusion

Wondering who feeds anonymous online trolls that post pro-vaccine screeds? Wonder no more. GlaxoSmithKline’s Facebook page has given it away.

Autism Investigated’s editor posted links to several of this site’s posts on GSK’s Facebook page. One was Autism Investigated’s latest post about GlaxoSmithKline’s new She-E-O. The other was the post showing how Glaxo turned former journalist Brian Deer into its opposition researcher through threat of litigation. The former was placed under a GSK post about gender equality, the latter under equal opportunity for LGBTQ+ people.

Not a day went by before a Facebook account posting as “Marty James” responded to the Brian Deer post. “James” wrote, “Haha, what a joke of an article. Come back when you find any evidence of wrongdoing.”

Because a completely sparse Facebook account happened to be reading GSK’s page comments when it came across Autism Investigated’s and automatically sided with GSK. Right.

How stupid does GlaxoSmithKline think everybody is? Considering what it has already gotten away with, one can’t totally blame GSK for being cocky. The company did engineer the retraction of the 1998 autism-vaccine paper’s interpretation and steal vaccine-injured children’s medical records, don’t forget.

Communist China’s Vaccine Censorship Similarly Employed in the West

The biggest scandal in China is not the country’s current uproar over vaccines, but what the Chinese government is doing to suppress it. State media is playing down the problem while social media posts are being deleted by Chinese censors. “Vaccine” is among the most heavily restricted words on China social media site “Weibo,” according to the University of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reports:

President Xi Jinping might have described China’s latest vaccine scandal as “appalling”, but censors are still keeping a close eye on social media users who vent their spleens on the subject, while state media has accused some groups of overblowing the issue and the government has reportedly banned coverage of the vaccines from Tuesday onwards.

According to a project run by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, which monitors censorship on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service, the Chinese word for “vaccine” was one of the most restricted on Sunday and Monday.

Anybody who claims China is economically free is ignorant or lying. Its government tightly controls the most important marketplace of mankind: the marketplace of ideas.

But what is happening in Communist China is eerily similar to the actions of the vaccine industry in the West. The United Kingdom strikes off doctors who publish vaccine injuries in medical journals. A former first daughter of the United States has openly called for censoring criticism of toxic vaccination on social media. Her mom was almost elected president, but we didn’t let that happen.

Social media sites are already doing plenty to satisfy them, though. Autism Investigated has been the direct target of Facebook censorship. Google fixes its results to promote vaccines. The child-poisoning vaccine authoritarians in America want to bring China’s communist policies here. They will see a defeat of 2016 proportions.

Chelsea Clinton Wants to Get Back at Anti-Vaccinationists for 2016 Loss

Election night at Wellesley College, Crooked Hillary’s alma mater

Chelsea Clinton has just released her third tweet against Andrew Wakefield, the British doctor found guilty of publishing vaccine injuries. The former first daughter still can’t get over her anger at anti-vaccinationists costing her mother the election. Chelsea probably never will get over Crooked Hillary’s election loss or the people who helped cause it: us.

She then retweeted Seth Berkley of the Gates front group Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunization (GAVI) calling for Facebook to “do something about” us. Berkley had previously called for anti-vaccination views to be banned from social media.

It’s easy to see how the featured quote from the Daily Beast blog set her off:

while fake news promoted by Russian operatives could have swayed some voters, anti-vaccination groups on the site have a far more serious impact.

Thank Dr. Wakefield for making a serious impact.

Autism Investigated Facebook Squatter: “Nope, still not going to your site.”

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Michael Cooper, PhD, Murray State University

What if you started a flame war on a Facebook page feigning your “science” credentials, but won’t even visit the website associated with the page itself. Enter Michael Cooper, microbiologist and Facebook squatter who Autism Investigated eventually banned albeit after much entertainment. He made clear early on getting banned was his ultimate goal.

Cooper refuses to read AutismInvestigated.com

The problem was, Cooper was just too damn entertaining to block right away.

To his credit Cooper did ask for an example of evidence for a vaccine-autism link. Autism Investigated cited a letter in JAMA Pediatrics by Italian doctors. They explained how study authors dismissed their own finding that influenza vaccination of first-trimester pregnant women was associated with an increased risk for autism. 

He refused to read the letter because it was re-posted on Autism Investigated, but magically knew who to believe anyway.

He also said the editor doesn’t have a Master of Public Health in epidemiology.

(Cooper went to the University of Louisville.)

Cooper asks for a photo of degree: “[Screen Shot or It Didn’t Happen]”

What’s his beef? Probably the arcane stuff he has to study. You’d be angry too if your life revolved around this:

BS, MS Murray State University; PhD University of Louisville. My background is in microbiology. I have studied nitrogen fixation in an Agrobacterium species isolated from the Ledbetter Embayment. This was followed by the discovery of an atmospheric nitrogen acquisition process in the corn smut-causing fungus, Ustilago maydis. Using stable isotope ratio analysis I demonstrated that corn smut is able to uptake and metabolize dinitrogen tracer subsequently utilized by the cells as incorporated biomolecules.

Totally relevant to autism or vaccines right? Not!

Enjoy devoting your life to corn smut-causing fungus, Professor Cooper.

Maybe lying about vaccine injury and insulting anti-vaccinationists and vaccine skeptics on social media will score some grants for your smutty research. It works for David Gorski.

RERUN: Facebook Censors Milo Yiannopoulos For Condemning Transgender Genital Mutilation of Autistic People

While Facebook continues to ban Autism Investigated from sharing in groups, it is rerunning this post from one year ago. The editor has reached out to Milo Yiannopoulos for help, long shot that it is. Please send feedback to Facebook letting them know you are dissatisfied with its ongoing censorship of Autism Investigated.

Breitbart Tech editor, political provocateur and LGBTQ Nation‘s 2016 “Person of the Year” Milo Yiannopoulos has confirmed to Autism Investigated that a post of his condemning the transgender lobby’s targeting of autistic kids for genital mutilation has been censored by Facebook. A frequent critic of social justice movements like third-wave feminism and Black Lives Matter, Yiannopoulos slammed this disturbing new trend of abuse after it was glorified in the pages of The Atlantic and further encouraged by the usual suspects of the autism community’s own social justice movement: neurodiversity.

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Yiannopoulos’ censored Facebook post

Like the bizarre “fat acceptance” movement of third-wave feminism that seeks the normalize the obesity epidemic, the neurodiversity movement seeks to normalize autism – now the fastest growing neurological disability among children in the US. The primary instigators of this campaign are the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) and its appallingly dull founder Ari Ne’eman, who served as the first autistic member of the National Council on Disability under President Barack Obama.

Since leaving the council, Ne’eman has remained an autistic darling of the left: continuing to voice his fringe opinions on the platform of victimhood, grievance culture and political correctness that characterizes the feminist and Black Lives Matter movements criticized by Yiannopoulos. Such opinions of Ne’eman’s include accusing Donald Trump of suggesting autistic people should be dead when he said vaccines are linked to autism. Ne’eman has also opposed measures to stop autistic children from elopement and drowning by claiming that tracking devices used for such purposes are oppressive to autistic people with a tendency to elope. Given Ne’eman’s already twisted vision for the autism community, it would only be a matter of time before neurodiversity would join forces with the transgender lobby Yiannopoulos vocally opposes.

That trans-neurodiversity alliance formed last year on the heels of a terrible tragedy. Danielle Jacobs – a 24-year old woman with Asperger Syndrome in Arizona – committed suicide by cop after complaining that her doctor would not prescribe her testosterone for her desired gender “transformation.” Given her issues of aggression as further evidenced by her complaints of suffering “meltdowns” and a widely viewed video of her hitting herself, more testosterone was probably one of the last things she needed. Nonetheless, Ne’eman and associated LGBT groups pounced on her death with a joint statement, proclaiming:

Trans and gender nonconforming autistic people—and all transgender and gender nonconforming people—have have a right to:

make medical decisions and access affirming health care, including transition-related medical care and trans-competent services related to autism (boldface mine)

Ne’eman and friends assert that Jacobs and other “trans autistics” should just be allowed to go ahead with their plans of genital mutilation, castration and deformity, and that critics like Yiannopoulos are presumably just “ableist” and “transphobic.” Yet even though Ne’eman supports giving more testosterone to autistic people who if anything have extremely elevated levels of the hormone already, he has condemned lowering elevated testosterone levels found in autistic children. When he has, Ari Ne’eman was quick to point out that the drug used to lower their testosterone has also been used to chemically castrate sex offenders. Never mind that he has partnered with the trans lobby to actually castrate autistic people.

And now with the censorship of Yiannopoulos’ post that called out this horrific new form of abuse against autistic people, so has Facebook.

Facebook Uses Recent Tragedy to Censor and Divide Anti-Vaccinationists

Facebook founder claiming to get his child vaccines despite his child not being old enough to receive his first barrage of routine vaccinations

Facebook is using the widely publicized tragedy of a deceased child to censor anti-vaccine speech and divide anti-vaccinationists and vaccination skeptics. It’s no secret that the founder of Facebook is a major proponent of vaccination. He has even done a photo-op with his infant child purportedly about to receive his first round of shots in a doctor’s office. Facebook is now censoring Autism Investigated after it sought to dispel a rumor that now-deceased toddler Alfie Evans was vaccine-injured and then murdered for a cover-up.

It all started April 25, with a post alleging that the hospital was trying to murder Alfie Evans to cover up a vaccine injury. Even though the profile was private, the post quickly got thousands of likes and shares. Suddenly, the news was all over every anti-vaccine and vaccine skeptic group on Facebook. You couldn’t look at your news feed without seeing post after post about it. People previously on the same page of the polarizing vaccine issue were suddenly shredding each other over a brain-dead toddler.

In response, Autism Investigated wrote a since-updated post that sought to dispel rumors about Alfie Evans being vaccine-injured. Later that day, Autism Investigated suddenly got this message from Facebook:

You’re temporarily restricted from joining and posting to groups that you do not manage until April 29 at 10:39pm.

Instead of contesting the ban, Autism Investigated decided to wait it out while continuing to make updates to the post as new information surfaced. Then the ban was lifted.

So Autism Investigated started to share its latest post about the credential-faking vaccine “safety” chief Paul Offit’s new “award.” Just 20 minutes after the earlier Facebook ban was lifted, Autism Investigated suddenly got this message:

You’re temporarily restricted from joining and posting to groups that you do not manage until May 6 at 11:02pm.

Autism Investigated has repeatedly appealed the ban, to no avail. Why is Facebook censoring Autism Investigated without identifying any community guidelines that were breached? And if Alfie Evans really was murdered by his hospital to hide vaccine injury, why is rabidly pro-vaccine Facebook persistently censoring the one anti-vaccine site saying he wasn’t?

It is hard to imagine any story in recent memory that has divided anti-vaccinationists and vaccination skeptics more than Alfie Evans’ tragedy. That division is exactly what Facebook wants.

Alfie Evans Being Murdered To Deny Vaccine Payout Is False

Alfie Evans, BBC

UPDATE: A previous version of this post accused the Facebook profile primarily spreading the rumor of being a fake profile. Autism Investigated was subsequently contacted by the person behind the profile who confirmed that that was not true. This post has been altered to reflect that fact. Autism Investigated regrets the error and apologizes to the person previously named.

UPDATE II: Autism Investigated has contacted Jackie Fletcher. She confirmed that the compensated child developed the adverse reaction before age two but subsequently died later in life. This article has been rewritten to reflect that fact. Autism Investigated regrets the error and thanks the readers for the new information. Additionally, the article has also been updated to reflect the fact that Alfie Evans has just tragically passed away. May this poor child rest in peace. Deepest condolences to his parents.

The conflict between an English hospital and parents of a terminally ill child named Alfie Evans has captivated anti-vaccinationist and vaccine skeptical communities alike. Posts of outrage adorn such groups, fueling bitter infighting and personal attacks. Origin of the rage is a rumor that the hospital is deliberately killing the child before his second birthday so that his parents could never be eligible for vaccine damage payment. And it was simply untrue.

The parents have yet to even confirm an adverse vaccine reaction in the child. When vaccination causes death, the reaction is often noticed well before.

A good example has been described in BMJ by Jackie Fletcher, founder of JABS and a parent who was compensated by the Vaccine Damage Payment Unit:

During the first week of the new MMR campaign in 1988 an eighteen month old infant was given it, started with severe convulsions and subsequently died during a seizure [later in life]. This child was one of a number of children awarded Government recognition of MMR vaccine-damage through vaccine damage payments following medical assessment of the individual cases.

The child was noticeably damaged by the vaccine, later died because of the vaccine, and then the government compensated for that loss. No such history has surfaced for Alfie Evans.

The hospital did not deliberately murder him to deny his parents vaccine damage compensation. Suggesting so reflects poorly on them too. Who wants to be accused of keeping their child alive for payout? Is that what anti-vaxxers seriously want to imply?

Even though death before age two does make one ineligible, the British government still wouldn’t murder this child for £120,000. They just wouldn’t compensate that much, which already isn’t much.

Regardless, this is a tragic story of a young child whose life was cut way too short.

Tell Lancet Child 11 To Be a Real Scholar and Defend Lancet Paper

Vahe Demirjian

Child 11 in The Lancet‘s seminal autism-vaccine paper now has a profile on academia.edu. Despite playing scholar, he continues to allow his father Richard Demirjian to lie about him to tarnish that paper:

The bottom line is that, if my son is indeed Patient 11, then the Lancet article made a false assertion that his [autism] symptoms set in immediately after the MMR [measles-mumps-rubella vaccine]; in service of some attorneys’ efforts to prove “causation” that, unbenknownst to me, apparently drove this research…I am very thankful that the Lancet article has been withdrawn and the “research study” discredited.

But that paper was clearly not referring to Vahe Demirjian’s autism symptoms.

After reaching out to him, Demirjian blocked Autism Investigated.

FB: “You cannot reply to this conversation.”

He cannot deny he knows what evil his medical records are used for.

Here’s a link to his Academia.edu contact page: https://vahedemirjian.academia.edu/contact

Here’s his email, where Autism Investigated’s first inquiry went unanswered: vahedemirjian@cox.net

Here’s his Facebook, where Autism Investigated is now blocked: www.facebook.com/vahe.demirjian.1

Here’s his dad’s phone number, which also blocked Autism Investigated: 949 718 0180

Here is the Demirjian address: 11 Canyon Terrace, Newport Coast, CA

Tell him that if he is a real scholar, he’ll denounce his father and stand up for the paper.