So I wake up to a text message with a link to the iCNN report titled, "Fraud at the CDC uncovered, 340% increased risk of autism hidden from public." It was just published, but it's been viewed 370,00 times and shared 110,000 times. Yes, here we go again. It would be funny and we have better things to do, but it's gone viral. Apparently: 1) The original study at the center of the latest antivaxer conspiracy is this one, which does NOT claim fraud or an autism link. It was published 10 years ago. 2) But someone from a small Christian college that teaches creationsim in its science department has an ax to grind. He repeatedly sends "Freedom of Information" requests to the CDC and tries to find mistakes in vaccine studies. Found nothing. Went back 10 years. Found nothing. Divided one study by race. Found nothing. Sub-divided the data on ONE study to African-American MALES (since the sample size was less than 5 females) and came up with a "higher autism risk" for African-American boys. Not only did he arrive at this conclusion by slicing and slicing data, but he analyzed data collected for a case-control study as a cohort study. He obtained the data set from a FOIA sent to the CDC, and the author from the original story published 10 years ago is being called a "whistleblower." This is the article that is at the center of the controversy (it was not published at any reputable medical journal). 3) So now an "autism activism" group dug up this article and they decided to make a video. They are now claiming that there is a conspiracy and fraud at the CDC. Why? Because the second article re-analyzed CDC data that was used in a 10 year-old study? It's ironic that they claim that the CDC manipulates data to hide the autism-vaccine link, but their proof is... manipulated data. 4) The CDC is not staying quiet. They published the data sets from this study and they're inviting anyone to analyze it. So now moms who DID vaccine their kids are receiving links to this article from their antivaxer neighbors who are using this link as "proof" to stop vaccinating their kids. Yes, we have better things to do, but how do we respond to this and how can we use science to respond to pseudoscience and fear?