There's Little Evidence to Back Up Reports that CNN Broadcasted 30 Minutes of Porn

By Eve Peyser on at

On Friday, many news sources reported that RCN Boston mistakenly broadcast a half hour of hardcore pornography Thursday night on CNN. If we look a little deeper, we can see this may not be true. The International Business Times first reported the story based on a series of tweets from one account that is now private. Mashable also wrote up the story, using a tweet from someone else, although it appears to be a screenshot taken from the original poster. (We’ve reached out to ask.)

Jeff Carlson, SVP and general manager of RCN Boston, told multiple news sources, “We are in the process of researching this incident but see no evidence our CNN network feed was compromised last evening in Boston.”

We have reached out to RCN and will update the post when we get a response.

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