Because they are liars?
Not content with repeating one specious theory after another in order to bolster the myth that piracy is “good for artists”, now the apologists and propagandists for Big Tech are just flagrantly making shit up, trusting in the Chinese Whispers transmission of information online to spread their crap far and wide.
“By now you’ve heard that Iron Maiden used torrenting data apparently obtained from a UK company called MusicMetric to find and embrace it’s “worst pirates” and go and play for them! … According to Tech Crunch the entire story appears to be fabricated.”
The death of journalism precedes the death of truth.