New York, Nov 26: CNN reportedly aired hardcore pornographic visuals in HD for 30 mins on Thursday night, a viewer claimed. The viewer with the Twitter handle @solikarose tweeted out tagging CNN and its local service provider RCN, which provides cable in the Boston area. Soon after the tweet, she posted images of what was happening. While CNN initially blamed the  East coast cable provider RCN, but later both CNN and RCN denied the allegations. Also Read - Information Technology Rules, 2021: Govt Announces Guidelines to Regulate Social Media, OTT Platforms | Key Points

The tweet by @solikarose said, “@RCNconnects uhhh @CNN is straight up porn right now…what happend to @PartsUnknownCNN” at 10.32 PM in Boston, United States. According to the user, she put out the tweet to see if anyone else was facing the similar issue. Later the user turned the account private and said that people started abusing and sending off lewd images to the user. Also Read - Facebook, Google, Microsoft, TikTok Adopt Australian Misinformation Code to Address Spread of Fake News

Senior VP and general manager of RCN Boston, Jeff Carlson, said that the company was researching the incident but there was “no evidence” that their CNN feed was compromised in Boston. This seemingly did not go unnoticed by the media and soon the incident made news. However, given that there is a fair chance of the claims by the twitter user being a hoax, nobody at first seemed to have put the fact that the issue is still being investigated. Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 Winner Rubina Dilaik's Hubby Abhinav Shukla, Rashami Desai And Her Fans Give Big Shout Out To Her

While CNN initially seemed to have seen the error and blamed RCN, this act of CNN, seems to have ensured the media to spread the story without further adieu. But after two hours of the official statement, CNN took side with RCN and denied that no such incident has happened.

The incident while has not yet been confirmed as a hoax brings out contemporary challenges faced by the kind of journalism we practise. It lacks verification of facts and is overdosed with sensationalism. A trap, which big names like NY Times and Independent seems to have fallen into.

The pornstar reportedly thanked the TV channel for providing airtime. The facts of the incidents have to be further investigated, CNN must agree.