Woman Gets 13K Texts After C-SPAN Posts Wrong Number

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 30, 2016 10:32 AM CDT
Woman Gets 13K Texts After C-SPAN Posts Wrong Number
TV screens show the broadcast of Monday's debate.   (Hong Hae-in/Yonhap via AP)

A Virginia woman received more than 13,000 text messages and 600 calls after C-SPAN accidentally plastered her number on TV during the presidential debate, reports AP. Bartender Tripp Diaz of Stafford, 26, began receiving a barrage of texts Monday night because C-SPAN put up her number and asked viewers to comment on the candidates' performances, reports DCist. C-SPAN spokesman Howard Mortman says the network got it wrong and has apologized to Diaz, who wasn't even watching the political spectacle. Not helping: The debate was the most watched in history, with more than 84 million viewers. (Read more C-SPAN stories.)

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