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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.”

Cooper pic

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.

NOW THIS: Watch The Top Ten Moments The Vaccine People “Lose Their Sh*t”

Note: Profanity removed at the request of the editor’s mother.

The millennial fake news site Now This tweeted of recent efforts in New Jersey to curb religious exemptions from vaccination:

Watch anti-vaxxers lose their sh*t over a law that encourages critical vaccines

In response, Autism Investigated has put together a round-up of what it considers to be the top ten moments the vaccine people publicly lost their sh*t (over much, much less). Don’t see your favorite moments listed here? Feel free to share in the comments below! (Note: This list does not include direct threats of physical violence or death, though number one is close…)

10. Publication Bias

Now-former “Science”Blogger Tara C. Smith lost her sh*t when the only vaccinated versus unvaccinated study of autism was finally published.

Under pressure of boycott, the journal canned the study’s publication. The study has since been published in another journal.

9. Interview Decline

Credential-fabricating vaccine doc Paul Offit lost his sh*t at the idea of an interview with people he disagrees with, November 2016.

8. Not Very Diplomatic

Five years prior when challenged at NIH by Autism Investigated’s editor, Offit also lost his sh*t.

That was also when the editor was escorted out of the room, prompted by NIH doctor Tara Palmore who also lost her sh*t.

The NIH record which covered the event lied and said the editor “stormed out of the room and slammed the door.” The very end of the full video of Offit and Palmore’s exchange caught on a hot mic says otherwise:

PO: I saw him earlier. I saw him sitting there earlier.

TP: You did?

PO: I was about three slides into it.

TP: You signaled me. I didn’t realize it. I’m sorry.

PO: No, no, I didn’t signal you. It was really too late.

NIH director Francis Collins would later tell the editor at a federal meeting, “it does not sound like you were very diplomatic in your approach.”

7. Mob for Science

Vaxxed cameraman Josh Coleman trolled California Senator Richard Pan at the anti-Trump March for Science. Josh fought off a mob of triggered marchers, who all lost their sh*t.

Josh Coleman and Senator Pan

Tolerant liberal throws Josh’s sign and says, “You’re just being a dick!”

Triggered marcher confronts Josh: “Do you have any fucking evidence, you bastard?!”

6. Ultimatum

“Journalist” Brian Deer required money to be in a film, only to later get mad at that film for not including him. So he lost his sh*t and sent the following ultimatum to the producer of The Pathological Optimist shortly before the film’s release:

If by midnight, Pacific, Tuesday, I have not received your assurance in these respects, or been offered by you a credible alternative plan to remedy the damage that your “documentary” inflicts on my reputation (presenting me, as you do, as too cowardly to defend my journalism), I will publish this letter to media, as well as to senior independent film makers, festival directors, and others who may be in a position to advise me. I give you four full days to decide and tell me what you are going to do.”

It didn’t work.

5. “Get rid of all the whites”

A Texas doc came up with her own idea for dealing with vaccine refusers in 2016.

In other words, she lost her sh*t.

4. California Mom Threatened With Arrest

Watch this video and see what happens when states scrap their vaccine exemptions, November 2017.

California scrapped its vaccine exemptions after measles was brought over from Switzerland, which has open borders. Yet the entire state has since become an official “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants.

The State of California has completely lost its sh*t.

3. “Get the fuck out of here! Piece of shit!”

An absolute classic, from the editor’s third encounter with Paul Offit in 2012:

“You told American Medical News that protection from vaccine litigation improves vaccine industry profits. That’s making money off the backs of vaccine-injured children.”

Here is the exact line, from American Medical News, 2008:

“But other advantages to vaccine production have become increasingly evident, Dr. Offit noted. ‘There is a fairly beaten path in how to make them, and there is, to some extent, protection from liability in children’s vaccines,’ he said.”

Angry doctorBut he continued the abuse:

“No, that is bullshit! I don’t do this for the money! Get out of here!”

And then he said:

“Get the fuck out of here! Piece of shit!”

Read the editor’s full piece on Offit’s most epic sh*t-loss at Age of Autism.

2. “They are a hate group”

Peter Hotez is a vaccine developer and the father of a young woman who is autistic because of her vaccinations. So you can understand him losing his sh*t to a degree.

What Hotez said of the National Vaccine Information Center and Texans for Vaccine Choice, however, is well beyond that degree:

“They are a hate group that hates [our] family and hates [our] children.”

Hotez actually holds a diplomatic position where he represents U.S. interests to the State of Israel. Send this letter to the State Department and ask that he be fired.

1. “Hanging Offense”

To say the Boston Herald editorial board lost its sh*t is putting it mildly. They’ve gone full Ku Vax Klan:

These are the facts: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.

A hanging offense.

Real Justice PAC Forced to Retract Lie Joe Gonzales Was “Elected” D.A.

Initial Facebook messages from the editor to Real Justice PAC

Real Justice PAC was forced to remove lies on its website that its endorsed candidate Joe Gonzales was “elected” San Antonio District Attorney. The misinformation was on the PAC’s website after he won the Democratic primary against incumbent Nico LaHood.

Autism Investigated first contacted the PAC with proof Sunday night, to which there was no response. Only after Autism Investigated threatened to complain to the Federal Election Commission the following afternoon were the lies finally removed. Even more bizarrely, the PAC responded “Thanks for catching that and all of your support!”

Apparently, the PAC is trying to pretend like Autism Investigated did not ruffle its feathers. It’s an unconvincing charade given that the PAC’s co-founder Shaun King already blocked Autism Investigated’s editor for writing about King’s hypocrisy and fake race claims.

Even more unconvincing is the PAC’s implication that it was a mistake. The sham claim had been on the website for weeks. Real Justice is entirely made up of seasoned political operatives from Bernie Sanders‘ campaign. Surely they all know the difference between winning a primary and actually being elected to public office. They just couldn’t continue conflating the two after being called out.

Whatever D.A. LaHood decides to do is up to him. Hopefully, he will endorse Gonzales’ Republican opponent Tylden Shaeffer. If LaHood endorses Shaeffer, Real Justice PAC’s lie that San Antonio’s D.A. race is already over should be one of the cited reasons.