The report that started it all from AppleInsider:
Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook reportedly visited the Bellevue, Washington headquarters of Valve Corporation earlier today, inciting questions about new potential for collaboration between the two companies.
Then founder and chairman of Valve, denies this on a podcast from yesterday:
We actually, we all sent mail to each other, going, “Who’s Tim Cook meeting with? Is he meeting with you? I’m not meeting with Tim Cook.” So we’re… it’s one of those rumors that was stated so factually that we were actually confused.
No one here was meeting with Tim Cook or with anybody at Apple that day. I wish we were! We have a long list of things we’d love to see Apple do to support games and gaming better. But no, we didn’t meet with Tim Cook. He seems like a smart guy, but I’ve never actually met him.
I used to read AppleInsider as much as other tech news sites once upon a time, but in the past year, there’s been so much stories published to look like pure fact, you have to try and spot which one is full of bullshit.
With this story, the ‘reported’ fact is only mentioned in the opening paragraph, while the rest of the article is based on news from 2-3 years ago.
If you ever come across AppleInsider, be cautious.