‘Russian Hacking’ Hysteria Grows As RT Broadcast Interrupts C-SPAN Live Stream

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'Russian Hacking' Hysteria Grows As RT Broadcast Interrupts C-SPAN Live Stream

C-SPAN’s regular footage was replaced by RT’s newscast from Moscow for 10 minutes, switching from their live coverage of proceedings in the House of Representatives on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The incident took place in the middle of a speech of Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) at 2:30pm ET. The situation was likely result of a common technical mistake, but speculation and conspiracy theories went viral afte the event. Some people even claimed that it was a kind of cyber attack. C-SPAN’s statement on the topic also contributed to the idea of the cyberwarfare.

We don’t believe that we were hacked,” the statement reads. This looks as a denial of the attack, but indeed it’s a common black PR/propaganda trick. A close analogue of this phrase is “We don’t believe that John is a sex offender“.

C-SPAN staff made an important technical mistake (by an accident or by some reason). The right reaction from C-SPAN could be to make an apology for this. But no, the organization prefers to shift the blame to RT (the Kremlin).

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  • John Whitehot

    Is anybody still believing this shit at home? Seriously, russian hackers which force RT feed over cable tv? Somebody at Washington is insulting the intelligence of US (And world) citizen in a way never seen before. I’m afraid this week it’s gonna be a long, long ride

  • Ronald

    America is reacting from an emotional level rather than a logical level .
    A whole nation , lost in fear . We all hope they regain their balance .

    • Gary Sellars

      No, screw them. Let them consume themselves and fight among each other. Hopefully it will escalate into a 2nd civil war….

  • Freedom_From_Evil

    This is a False Flag….. to try to make Russia look like a boogy man by US sickos ……

  • George King

    As we have seen in the not to distant past technicians watching porn have accidentally switched live broad cast feed and we got the porn. Not that I equate RT to porn in any stretch of the imagination but it maybe an indication that the technicians prefer watching RT as to boring BS.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    That naughty, naughty CIA….or is it the Pentagon….or the NSA?