Informed Consent Action Network

Founded by Del Bigtree in 2016, the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) promotes education and consent as part of individual medical autonomy.



On February 22, 2023, the Supreme Court of California denied a depublication request from Granada Hills Charter School, New West Charter School and Dr. Richard Pan, affirming ICAN's legal victory against vaccine mandates in California schools.1)

Covid-19 Specific Information

The Highwire

Live and on demand weekly programming, interviews and specials

Fact Checking "fact checkers"

As part of its mission, ICAN funds some lawsuits.

White Papers

Aaron Siri is the lawyer for ICAN who has been very active in the fight against illegal measures by FDA, NIH and many more institutions.

FOIA Requests & Documents

Aaron Siri FOIA on behalf of ICAN - August 12, 2021 Siri | Gilmstad letter 2)

Update Feb 14, 2022

On August 12, 2021, ICAN, through its attorneys, submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for communications between White House staff and Facebook, Google, and YouTube. In response to this request, ICAN received a June 15, 2021 email sent by Facebook’s then-Public Policy Manager, Nkechi “Payton” Iheme, to several White House employees.

In it, Iheme announces a new initiative, the “Alliance for Advancing Health Care,” between Facebook and several major companies and organizations, including Merck, the Vaccine Confidence Project, the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the CDC Foundation. Significantly, one of the CDC Foundation’s corporate partners is Pfizer.

In the email, Iheme explains that the Alliance is “focused on advancing public understanding of how social media and behavioral sciences can be leveraged to improve the health of communities around the world” and states that its first project is to “provide grants to researchers and organizations for projects that explore how to use social media and digital platforms to build confidence in and drive uptake of vaccines.” Facebook announced this new initiative on June 9, 2021. 3)

The conflict of interest is astonishing. This email shows without a doubt that, through the CDC Foundation4) created “to support the [CDC’s] work,” the federal government, which is in charge of ensuring the safety of vaccines, has teamed up with Big Pharma and Big Tech to push a liability-free product on the world, while attempting to stomp out anyone who questions this arrangement. 5)

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