Article falsely claims 100 “top scientists” confirm vaccines cause autism

An article circulating on social media claims that childhood vaccines are the primary driver of the so-called “autism epidemic.” The article falsely claims 100 “top scientists” agree that vaccines cause autism. The source of the claim appears to be an anecdote from a blog post authored by a tech entrepreneur and anti-vaccine conspiracist.

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