Sunday, June 16, 2024


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce


NVIC Back Up On Twitter @NVICLoeDown

Twitter bird let out of cage

On Feb. 10, 2023, the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) Twitter account was re-established and the first tweet I sent out for sharing was this one:

Thank you, Elon Musk, for liberating @NVICLoeDown established in 2010 by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a charity founded in 1982 to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. The right to autonomy is the first human right. Break every chain! Barbara Loe Fisher.

It has been almost two years since the @NVICLoeDown Twitter account, established in 2010, was abruptly suspended on May 23, 2021 before Elon Musk acquired the large social media platform with 400 million users on Oct. 27, 2022.1 The elimination of NVIC’s presence on Twitter by previous administrators was part of a coordinated effort in 2021 by political operatives, legacy media outlets, government officials and all four major social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and You Tube, to silence NVIC’s voice and many others critical of vaccine science, policy and law online.2

It was a censorship campaign led by players with financial ties to the pharmaceutical and medical trade industries and government,3 which began in 2020 to curtail freedom of speech about the origin and nature of the new coronavirus and escalated in 2021 to include a prohibition on free speech about the risks and failures of COVID vaccines.4 NVIC had been messaging for several decades about the growing threat to freedom to dissent related to public health policy and law, and NVIC’s significant presence on Facebook and other social media platforms in 2020 and early 2021 was an early focus of orchestrated de-platforming campaigns.5 6

NVIC De-Platformed from Major Social Media in Seven Months

On Mar. 2, 2021, Facebook began the systematic de-platforming of NVIC from social media between March and September, followed by the deactivation of NVIC’s PayPal account in December. NVIC had hosted a Facebook page since 2008 and had more than 200,000 fans when it was eliminated.7 Instagram, which is owned by Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), was the next NVIC account to go on Apr. 23, 2021. On May 23, Twitter suspended the @NVICLoeDown account, which NVIC had maintained since 2010.

On Sept. 30, YouTube suspended the NVICStandUp channel, which NVIC had sponsored since 2007 and contained hundreds of video commentaries and archival television news reports and debates on vaccine safety and informed consent issues with nearly two million lifetime views. We are in the process of rebuilding that video library on Rumble.

Google, which owns YouTube, is the biggest Internet search engine in the world and is owned by Alphabet, one of the world’s largest technology conglomerates.8 In the second decade of the 21st century, Google has been applying suppressive algorithms to individuals and organizations posting online when administrators target them for censorship, such as those Google considers purveyors of “coronavirus misinformation.”9 10 11

U.S. Representatives of One Party Call on PayPal to Defund NVIC

On Dec. 23, 2021, without warning and no explanation, PayPal closed NVIC’s account. This action immediately blocked NVIC supporters from making a donation to NVIC through Network for Good, which had processed donations to NVIC through PayPal without interruption since 2013.12 13 14 15

I later learned that Massachusetts Rep. Jake Auchincloss had sent a letter on Dec. 15, 2021 to the CEO/Owner of PayPal signed by 17 Democrat representatives in the House of Representatives, including California Representative Adam Schiff, then chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.16 In the letter, the lawmakers alleged that PayPal had “played a role in financing vaccine disinformation spreaders” and listed NVIC as a “leading” contributor of “COVID-19 disinformation,” citing a recent report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). They asked PayPal to deactivate NVIC’s account by blocking all donations from the public to our small charity that has been working to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education since 1982.17

A U.K. Political Operative Targets NVIC

Imran Ahmed, who is a U.K. political operative and former advisor to the leftist British Labor Party and founded the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) in 2020, appears to have influenced the U.S. lawmakers who sent the letter to PayPal.  A shadowy non-profit organization that fails to publicly disclose its funding sources, CCDH is listed as a “non-profit” headquartered in London and has formed a 501C3 charity in the U.S. with an office in the Washington, DC area.18 Influence Watch describes CCDH as a “censorship advocacy group”19 and Wikipedia says CCDH runs “campaigns” lobbying “big tech firms to stop providing services to individuals who may promote hate and misinformation, including neo-Nazis and anti-vaccine advocates.”20

Ahmed is an expert in throwing disparate individuals and organizations into the same basket, particularly for the purpose of suggesting they are “bad actors” and neo-Nazi “hate” groups fond of racism and white supremacy; identity-based hate; misogyny; denial of science, including climate change; health disinformation and conspiracy theories that “cause considerable world harm.” He has a particular distaste for anyone criticizing government approved narratives about vaccines and says that “CCDH has forced social media companies to establish precedent and remove hateful or dangerous content.”21

Soon after founding CCDH, Ahmed wrote a report targeting NVIC for elimination from social media after NVIC held the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination online in October 2020, a report that was well-publicized in the U.S. and Europe.22 23 In the December 2020 “Anti-Vax Playbook” report,24 Ahmed deceived readers through propagation of false facts and disinformation. He defamed speakers at NVIC’s open public conference, which featured credentialed physicians, scientists, attorneys, legislators, theologians, bioethicists, journalists, and informed consent advocates, calling them “malignant actors.” Blatantly spreading disinformation, he inferred that NVIC’s well publicized conference was a conspiratorial gathering of “leading digital anti-vaccine advocates at a meeting they recently held in private over three days.”

On Dec. 9, 2021, Ahmed appeared as an expert witness on “the dynamics of misinformation and hate on social media, how it undermines democracy, the rule of law, child safety, and our ability to deal with life-threatening crises such as COVID“ at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Hearing: Holding Big Tech Accountable to Build a Safer Internet.25 That was after NVIC had been removed from all four major social media platforms and two weeks before Rep. Auchincloss and his colleagues sent a letter to PayPal to deactivate NVIC’s PayPal account.

Freedom is Not Free: Break Every Chain

There are a number of bona fide “malignant actors,” as well as individuals simply too uninformed or afraid to oppose propaganda and oppression, who played a role in orchestrating an historic assault on freedom of thought and speech and the constitutional right to dissent in America over the past three years. They did it marching under the “science” flag, arguing that forced masking and lockdowns and vaccination was being done in the name of public health and for the collective greater good. Hindsight is 20/20 but, as the dust settles in 2023, the question does need to be asked: what would have happened if free speech on the Internet—the virtual global public square—had not been crushed by those with financial and political incentive to silence individuals and organizations that were offering a different perspective?

It is a good sign that the new administrators of Twitter, now led by a free speech advocate, Elon Musk, have restored the @NVICLoeDown account. At NVIC, we will continue to educate the public on Twitter about the urgent need to reform the public health system by making the prevention of vaccine injury and death and protection of informed consent rights a priority.26 We will continue to urge all Americans to get responsibly involved in government at every level—local, state and federal—to make our Constitutional Republic a nation with laws that work for and protect the biological integrity and human rights of all the people.

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Click here to view References:

1 Iqbal M. Twitter Revenue and Usage Statistics (2023). BusinessofApps Jan. 31, 2023.
2 Fisher BL. Vaccination and Censorship: The Truth Will Set You Free. National Vaccine Information Center Jan. 26, 2021.
3 Fisher BL. WHO, Pharma, Gates & Government: Who’s Calling the Shots? NVIC Jan. 27, 2019.
4 Fisher BL. Special 11-Part Series Report on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. National Vaccine Information Center 2020-2022.
5 Fisher BL. Freedom to Dissent and the New Blacklist in America. NVIC July 1, 2019.
6 Johnson T. The most notorious anti-vax groups use Facebook to lay the groundwork against the novel coronavirus vaccine. Media Matters July 9, 2020.
7 Attkisson S. CENSORED: National Vaccine Information Center. Mar. 8, 2021.
8 Johnston M. 7 Companies Owned by Google’s Parent Company Alphabet. Investopedia Oct. 23, 2022.
9 Epstein R. The New Censorship: How did Google become the Internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites? U.S. News & World Report June 22, 2016.
10 Gilbert B. Google reportedly manipulates search results to hide controversial subjects in favor of big business. Business Insider Nov. 15, 2019.
11 Mantzarlis A. COVID-19 : $6.5 million to help fight coronavirus misinformation. Google News Initiative Apr. 2, 2020.
12 Wrangham, T. PayPal Stops Processing NVIC Donations. NVIC Dec. 24, 2021.
13 Sharyl Attkisson. CENSORED (but victorious): National Vaccine Information Center. Jan. 3, 2022.
14 Fisher BL. Public Comment Regarding the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s Inquiry Into Big Tech Payment on behalf of National Vaccine Information Center. NVIC Dec. 5, 2022.
15 Ibid.
16 Auchincloss J. Auchincloss Leads Democrats in Letter to Stop Disinformation Profits. Press Release: Dec. 15, 2021.
17 Auchincloss J. Letter from Massachusetts Rep. Jake Auchincloss to President/CEO of Pay Pal with names of 17 U.S. House representatives co-signers. Congress of the United States Dec. 15, 2021.
18 Center for Countering Digital Hate. About Us 2023.
19 Influence Watch. Center for Countering Digital Hate. 2023.
20 Wikipedia. Center for Countering Digital Hate. Dec. 26, 2022.
21 Center for Countering Digital Hate. About Us 2023.
22 Ahmed I. Dismantling the anti-vax industry. Nature Medicine Mar. 15, 2021; 27(366).
23 Russell A. Letter from the UK: The Fight Against Vaccine Misinformation. The Atlantic Mar. 10, 2021.
24 Ahmed I. The Anti-Vaxx Playbook. Center for Countering Digital Hate. Dec. 23, 2020.
25 House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Hearing: Holding Big Tech Accountable to Build a Safer Internet. Testimony of Imran Ahmed (page 50). Dec. 9, 2021.
26 Fisher BL. Guide to Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law. NVIC 2014 (Rev. 2017, 2022).

18 Responses

  1. The fact that NVIC was (allowed to be) removed from a platform says it all.
    There are NO FREEDOMS in what used to be the United States.


    1. Ridiculous hyperbole. You’re making the vaccine safety movement look bad. You don’t belong here. You should leave.

  2. Here in BC Canada there is presently a letter writing campaign to support Dr. Charles Hoffe, a BC doctor based in Lytton BC, who has been punished in some way, possibly with the removal of his license to practice by the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons because he informed them that some of his patients were becoming sick and having bad side effects following Covid vaccinations.
    I may not know all the details of the matter. But if you live in BC Canada at least, your support for Dr. Hoffe is needed now with your complaint to the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons.

  3. Democrats mishandling of the Covid vaccine and Covid narrative led to a lot of political loses in 2022. You can look at the demographics that traditionally voted Democrat that were also vaccine hesitant, and Biden basically saying, “YOU PEOPLE get vaccinated” to them. It’s no wonder a hearty part of the Democrat’s base didn’t show up to vote in 2022 elections.

    Articles like the one in the Guardian saying that Republicans made “shocking gains” in New York. These gains weren’t shocking to anyone who has been paying attention the past 3 years.

    1. Republicans actually flopped last cycle and they’ll get destroyed electorally in 2024 as they deserve. Democrats are wising up to the limitations of the COVID vaccine as shown recently in California where Governor Newsom withdrew the Covid vaccine mandate.

  4. NVIC has been heroic for many years speaking truth to power. Thank you. Good news your Twitter account has been re-established, however, you should understand that Elon Musk, like his grandfather Joshua Haldeman who oversaw the Canadian branch of Technocracy Inc in the 1930s and was Chairman of Canada’s Social Credit Party, is serving the long-term plans for a global 4IR totalitarian Technocracy. Thus Musk’s work on neuralink, satellites (5G IoT, 6G IoB), electric cars, said he wants a Technocracy on Mars, wants to transform Twitter into a platform like China’s WeChat that tracks all of our movements, purchases and online transactions, last Halloween wore a devil-like costume with an upside cross, often flashes masonic and Luciferian symbols as does his mother, his girlfriend and mother of his youngest children is a pagan witch, and much more. These details can be verified on the website of technocracy scholar Patrick Wood at technocracy dot news. Simply type in Elon Musk on the search bar. We are being played. Please just be aware we are being set up again.

    1. Moderators please remove this divisive conspiracy propaganda. It serves no purpose and discredits the movement. Thank you.

  5. Welcome back to Twitter! I am so happy Elon Musk is in charge of Twitter! I was “put in time-out” on FB three different times for sharing the truth. Censoring the truth and silencing those who shared it likely cost uncounted loss of lives, livelihoods, marriages, and friendships, and the damage continues. I can count on one hand friends and family who believe as I do. Sadly, none of them are my family. I’m watching as my husband’s health is deteriorating since for almost two years and counting, he ignored what I print for him to read or sources I give him.
    He got jabbed w/out telling me for over a month, and my children/grandchildren seem to be ill more often than before. Some very good friends verbally and socially attacked me for sharing the truth. They have never apologized because they’re still deluded. I wasn’t able to attend some functions because of my “status”. I’ve lost all faith in our gov’t and health care providers. I hope to survive long enough to see justice served.

    1. It sounds like you deserved to be removed. I’ve seen see your radical comments here. You don’t belong here. You discredit the legitimate vaccine safety movement. You’re a gullible un-American radical. Leave now.

  6. My wife is a nurse and took the jab without telling me. I am 72 years old and when in a Navy Boot camp back in 1970, we were injected multiple times by God knows what. Many of us were sick for quite a while. So throughout my life I stayed away from vaccine injections.
    Of course, before COVID, I found Barbara’s web site and reading, watching the video’s, it was a no brainer as to these experimental COVID vaccines, I chose not to take them. All my kids and grandchildren did not take COVID vaccine. Neither did my 95-year-old parents.
    In hospital on the job, my wife contracted COVID and so did many of nurses and staff in her department. At that time, they were all fully vaccinated. It was mandatory. My wife was the “Typhoid Mary”, she got us all sick. We however all recovered with no long term COVID and my wife is the only one that went to doctors for prescribed medication to treat her case.
    About three months after her last injection, she went into hospital for corrective surgery and wound up with a heart rate of 180, was shocked three times and took all day to bring down her heart rate to normal. I would say that was a close call for her.
    She also had a back surgery due to horrible back pain she could no longer endure. That lasted an entire year and she is still dealing with recovery and pain that is surgery related. Ironically quite a few nurses in hospital are also experiencing back pain.
    So are my wife’s health issue caused by the COVID vaccine, I don’t know, I am not a doctor.

  7. FEBRUARY 15, 2023 Over 60 Scientists & Drs. confirm Covid Vaccines contain ‘Toxic Substances’ that cause strange & dangerous changes to Blood

    The German Working Group for Covid Vaccine Analysis has made its ‘Summary of Preliminary Findings’ publicly available. In a wide-ranging report, the Group described the toxic substances found in all Covid “vaccine” samples analysed and the marked changes seen in blood samples taken from vaccinated people. The Group also found that the greater the stability of the envelope of lipid nanoparticles, the more frequent the vaccine side effects.

  8. I was permanently suspended off Twitter without reason – other than going against Community Guidelines. The only possible reason I can think of would be from sharing Government links, data and websites regarding Covid.

    I sure would like to know how someone goes about getting reinstated, since I’ve appealed 4 times and still no further ahead.

    Elon Musk, if you or some other compassionate soul is reading this PLEASE reinstate my account at:
    Angry in Niagara

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