C-SPAN Investigating How Russian Television Ended Up on C-SPAN Feed

By Chris Ariens 

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For a period of about 10 minutes this afternoon, the online feed of C-SPAN was briefly interrupted by programming from RT, an international English-language news network backed by the Russian government.

“We are currently investigating and troubleshooting this occurrence,” C-SPAN said in a statement. “We are currently investigating and troubleshooting this occurrence. As RT is one of the networks we regularly monitor, we are operating under the assumption that it was an internal routing issue. I that changes we will certainly let you know.” The oddity was spotted by Deadspin’s senior editor Timothy Burke.

Update: “We do not believe that we were hacked.”