Social Media Buzz: Why C-SPAN Was Interrupted By Russian Network

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Employees of the state-owned English-language Russia Today (RT) television network are silhouetted against the backdrop at the RT new studio complex in Moscow in June 2013. (Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images)

A C-SPAN online feed was interrupted briefly on Thursday, and viewers instead saw programming from the Russian state-funded network RT.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Femi Oke (@FemiOke) of Al Jazeera about what happened and the online conspiracy theories that have sprung up, and other trending stories — from a Library of Congress tweet to more reaction to L.L. Bean’s support of President-elect Donald Trump.

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