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Factual Reporting: LOW
Notes: Vaxxter is a website that claims to be “the leading authority on alternative health news.” The founder of Vaxxter is Dr. Sherri Tenpenny who was formerly a practicing Osteopath. The website presents her as “one of the country’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians regarding the impact of vaccines on health,” however Tenpenny does not have any educational background or expertise on infectious disease or immunology. Dr. Tenpenny has been featured on both conspiracy theorist Alex Jones show and quack pseudoscience purveyor the Dr. Oz Show.
In review, Vaxxter is a 100% anti-vaccination propaganda website. There is very little science-based evidence published and in fact, they promote wild conspiracy theories such as forced vaccinations via the so-called Deep State. Scienceblogs has a thorough review of Dr. Tenpenny and her anti-vaccination views that is worth reading.
Overall, we rate Vaxxter a quackery level pseudoscience and strong conspiracy website based on anti-vaccination views and deep state conspiracy theories. (D. Van Zandt 5/5/2018)