The cleverly-named National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) appears to be an official, authoritative organization on vaccine safety. In reality, NVIC is a nonprofit whose only purpose is to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about the safety and efficacy of all vaccines.
NVIC uses websites and other social media to spread misinformation. The organization's Facebook page has received 92,700 likes. NVIC's twitter handle @vaxcalc has issued over 30,000 tweets, each spreading untruths and FUD about vaccines.
NVIC is completely indifferent to the truth of anything they post, as long as it serves their bias. A perfect example occurred this morning on the NVIC facebook page.
When NVIC found an article claiming that the flu vaccine causes MRSA, they gleefully shared it.
The post was silently removed from NVIC's Facebook feed, after it had been shared twice and received 10 likes.
What NVIC did not do was to spend so much as a moment to fact-check the post.
Then, what NVIC did not do was to acknowledge that they posted an article from a hoax site as though it were true. They did not apologize to their followers for posting such a misleading article.
This is just one example of how NVIC misleads their followers. There are many more.
As of 11 am PDT, the parody post was still up at Mr. Arthur's Facebook page.
Updated to add: In July, WIT published a shocking, hurtful article alleging that the vast majority of convicted murderers have Asperger's; the American Journal of Medicine published a post exposing the hoax as did Elsevier Connect