In any case, C-SPAN moments ago issued a statement confirming its initial hunch that the misdirected online broadcast wasn’t the work of any nefarious actor. “C-SPAN has concluded its investigation and as we had anticipated last Thursday, the interruption of our C-SPAN.org livestream on January 12th was caused by an internal routing error. C-SPAN.org was not hacked. We have determined that during testing for inaugural coverage, RT’s signal was mistakenly routed onto the primary encoder feeding C-SPAN1’s signal to the internet, rather than to an unused backup.” “Mistakenly routed,” huh? Plenty of room there for conspiracists!