Problem

Deliberate lying by corporation officials

Other Names:
Misrepresentation of facts by corporate leaders
Deliberate distortion of corporate news and information
Corporate over-reporting and under-reporting
Perjury by corporation representatives
Fabrication of reports on corporate competitors
Corporate slander
Nature:

A company makes false and defamatory statements about a competitor which are harmful to the competitor's reputation.

Incidence:

The global pharmaceutical companies and dozens of generic firms, that make and sell the less-expensive, generic versions of big companies' drugs, are engaged in a fierce competition over the markets. The big companies have underwritten scientific studies damning the safety of generic medicines, spread unsubstantiated tales of ill effects of these drugs.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
18.06.2019 – 17:27 CEST