Freaky Thursday: C-SPAN livestream overridden by RT stream for 10 minutes; still unexplained

Freaky Thursday: C-SPAN livestream overridden by RT stream for 10 minutes; still unexplained

[Ed. – That’s downright weird.  Virtually impossible that that just somehow happened.  Digital programming doesn’t work that way.  This pretty much had to be intentional.]

On Thursday afternoon, C-SPAN’s online live video coverage of Congress abruptly switched to a live feed of the Kremlin-backed news channel Russia Today. The livestream continued to show RT for about 10 minutes, before switching back to C-SPAN.

The sudden cut to RT, an English-language network funded by the Russian government, happened at about 2:30 p.m., while Rep. Maxine Waters was speaking about SEC regulation.

Deadspin editor Tim Burke, who was watching the C-SPAN livestream at the time, recorded a video of the sudden switch.

“This afternoon the online feed of C-SPAN was briefly interrupted by RT programming,” the network confirmed in a statement. …

“We don’t believe that we were hacked,” a statement from the channel released late Thursday said in part.

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