In what may well have been an innocent mistake, C-SPAN’s web feed mysteriously cut to RT (formerly Russia Today), an international television network funded by the Russian government.
Here’s the moment Russia Today took over the C-SPAN1 feed. Unclear what happened. RT aired for about ten minutes before C-SPAN1 came back. pic.twitter.com/mhWVgCoFxF
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 12, 2017
Of course Twitter went crazy with speculation and I’m sure there’s a thread on Reddit somewhere looking at all the angles. Gizmodo posted the story first (sister site Deadspin is edited by @bubbaprog) and The Hill also noticed.
C-SPAN has posted this response (thx @toddbarnard!)
When nothing surprises you anymore, anything is possible.