Article: “Mitsubishi Electric used special program to spin fake data”

“Mitsubishi Electric Corp. fashioned a computer program to churn out fictitious data used in place of actual tests on air conditioning units it supplied to railway companies apparently for more than three decades.”

The alleged issues with the tests have gone on for more than thirty years – an extraordinary length of time which certainty fits this part of the prescribed title: “when can we have confidence in what we claim to know?”