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10.28.16

Advice to Journalists: Stop Repeating Propaganda of the EPO, a Serial Liar With a Track Record

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 4:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

French BattistelliSummary: The EPO is weaponising its propaganda and pushing hard for media across Europe to repeat this propaganda while severely punishing anyone who ‘dares’ contradict it

THE EPO is a chronic liar. It’s no exaggeration to say this; it is lying even to journalists and to staff (we covered many examples of that).

“Apparently, for some at WIPR no fact-checking was seen as necessary, just copy-paste-edit-publish.”Watching the EPO in Twitter is like an exercise in humour. Watch this new tweet for example. The term “IPR-intensive” is a meaningless, misleading term. It’s not so-called ‘IPR’ that ‘created’ these jobs at all. That’s just the EPO trying to associate itself with the success of industries, even if the EPO itself had nothing to do with those industries and their successes. There are tweets like these every day, attempting to associate the EPO with space travel, cures, and just about anything that attracts positive attention. “IPR-intensive industries generated 28% of all jobs in the EU during the period 2011-2013,” says the EPO (half a decade later), using an old EPO link perhaps because there’s nothing positive to talk about after that. Recently, EUIPO and EPO covertly joined hands for propaganda (they only mentioned this days before the propaganda’s official release), soon to see very few puff pieces (we found only one!) and then paid press releases, probably intended to compel news sites to repeat the nonsense (as few did).

Last night we spotted a new puff piece in WIPR, titled “IP generates €5.7tn for EU economy, says report” (commissioned for propaganda purposes by the very entities it is about). They went along with the totally bogus number, right there in the headline (we already debunked this earlier this week).

“IP generates €5.7tn for EU economy”?

That’s a lie. Outright lie. It’s actual products that generate revenue, not “IP” (whatever it is, too vague a term to be worth entertaining).

Apparently, for some at WIPR no fact-checking was seen as necessary, just copy-paste-edit-publish.

What next?

X generates $578.7tn for US economy, says think tank’s report.

“These so-called ‘studies’ are so dishonest that the media should disregard them altogether.”CEO Smith deserves $578,000 per hour, says Smith.

These so-called ‘studies’ are so dishonest that the media should disregard them altogether. Never mind the fact that the EPO is a serial liar. The EPO is in pure propaganda mode these days, as we noted earlier this month. Almost every single thing says now is a lie. Sad to see EUIPO getting dragged into this as well..

Watch this EPO tweet which says “The EQE pre-examination course is supported by a selection of experienced epi tutors” (link omitted).

That’s the same epi that criticised/slammed the EPO and then took down its own criticism (because truth is not allowed and always frowned upon by the EPO). Truth is treason at the EPO, staff faces disciplinary action (even dismissal!) for communicating truths, and Tony Tangena from epi got ‘gagged’ (we suppose he was compelled to take down his polite letter) even though he doesn’t work for the EPO.

“These attempts to suppress the truth need to end.”The EPO has truly become the Ministry of Truth of Eponia and well beyond Eponia, taking into account its corruption of the media and threats to the media, including threats to critical bloggers like myself. These attempts to suppress the truth need to end. If European media barely writes about the EPO anymore (only negative things to say), this is probably why.

In the next post we shall explore and expose some gory details which the EPO would rather never see published (for reasons that will become apparent).

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