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- Overall, we rate the Vaccine Papers a quackery-level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of debunked anti-vaccine propaganda.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: N/A
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
First indexed by Google in 2015, Vaccine Papers is a website that promotes vaccine misinformation and Pseudoscience. The website also lacks transparency as they state on their about page they choose to remain anonymous. The about page further reports, “powerful scientific evidence has emerged indicating that vaccines cause brain injury such as autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, attention-deficit disorder, and other mental illnesses. This scientific evidence has been largely ignored by the media and medical institutions supposedly guided by science.”
Funded by / Ownership
Vaccine Papers lack transparency as they do not disclose ownership. At this time, it is unclear how they generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Vaccine Papers promote pseudoscience and anti-vaccine propaganda by publishing debunked claims such as vaccines causing autism: Autistic Brains Have High Aluminum Levels. Vaccines causing Autism have been refuted by the CDC and all credible scientific research. The wording of headlines and articles uses minimally loaded language.
Regarding sourcing, links are provided in the Library section of the site to scientific studies; however, these studies do not support the claims made or have been retracted. http://vaccinepapers.org/wp-content/uploads/Measles-Mumps-and-Rubella-Vaccination-and-Autism-NEJM-letters.pdf.
Although this site consistently promotes anti-vaccine pseudoscience, they have a section titled Bad Science that debunks claims such as Chemtrails Debunked Part 1: Contrails. Vaccines Papers generally promote quackery-level pseudoscience that is sometimes false or unproven.
Failed Fact Checks
- None found. See above examples of false and misleading claims.
Overall, we rate the Vaccine Papers a quackery-level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of debunked anti-vaccine propaganda. (J. Corliss 07/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check