6% of people in the US watch Game of Thrones. That's all.
That's all it takes to allow social media to make it seem like "everybody" does something.
Now imagine what social media does to folks with extreme points of view.
You'll have to prove the unauthorized download figure via a credible source.
And even if you are 100% right, it's 12% of the population.
This doesn't mean you are wrong. It means you need to back up your hypothesis with data, and the data may well be out there to prove your hypothesis.