For as long as anyone can remember there have been rumors, false innuendos, lies, distortions etc. People make things up, or misinterpret things and they get spread.
These days it’s so much easier for information to spread because of the use of social media. The problem isn’t social media but rather people.
You get to choose whether you believe everything you read and whether you spread what you read without verifying the truth.
Think how much better life would be if we all ignored the rumors and just dealt with things that matter.
Have a great day!