We can be pretty sure that he being watched/investigated after spreading this 'rumor' that is incredulous. Given the seriousness of INTC mgmt to increase shareholder value, my hope is, they will give rumors like this enough attention to get these guys when they try to undermine INTC. After all, this is not a humor but a rumor that has caused financial loss/distress to INTC and it's shareholders, especially, when INTC itself is spending money to buy back its own shares.
I think there will be an investigation here to see if he was "planted" by short analysts, since several of them actually used him as a "credible" source on Friday. That's a major no-no. My guess is Paul O & the Board will notify the SEC.