So of course we live in an age where juicy rumors that aren't necessarily supported by any real facts tend to fly around the Interwebs at seemingly faster-than-light speeds. That seems to go double if the dubious rumor reinforces somebody's narrative.
Just one case in point is the seemingly endless OMG AMD GRAPHICS IN INTEL PROCESSORS rumor that had seemingly been shot down when Intel went out of its way to officially deny it earlier this year.
However, sometimes the narrative is just too good to be ignored simply because there aren't any of those pesky "facts" that support it. So what do you do for clicks? You fabricate "evidence" for the great conspiracy theory based on intentionally misleading information.
Like, I dunno, a purported Intel poster
that says "OMG VEGA INSIDE!!" [Edit: Props to the original source for at least updating their story after it was debunked. Certain other websites *cough* Tweakertown and Wcrapcftech *cough* can't be bothered to do that]
Sure it's incredibly blurry and doesn't show the whole poster. But it might not be a photoshop special. Intel might have actually said the words "Vega Inside"!! OMG This must mean Vega GPUs right?!?!?
Yeah. Or not. Maybe, just maybe, it means a guy named Vega (you can actually see him on the poster) is getting some appreciation at an Intel employee appreciation event. You know, like this one where plenty of people are named as being "inside" Intel with clear photographs that actually provide context for what the posters mean.
But here's the problem: The completely fake and easily disprovable rumor will live on much longer than the actual fact-based story that doesn't fit the narrative.