RT Briefly Took Over C-Span’s Online Feed This Afternoon

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Kremlin-funded Russian news network RT briefly interrupted C-Span’s online feed Thursday afternoon, broadcasting for about ten minutes before returning to regularly scheduled programming. The oddity was first noticed by Deadspin’s Timothy Burke, who tweeted a video of the moment RT took over.

In a statement, C-Span confirmed that it online signal was “interrupted” by RT, which they “regularly monitor” along with other news feeds. They believe the problem was caused by an “internal routing error” and “We don’t believe that we were hacked.” They intend to conduct a “deeper investigation” to make sure.

This post was updated to include C-Span’s statement.

RT Briefly Took Over C-Span’s Online Feed This Afternoon