Did someone hack BBC ‘Newsnight’?

On Friday night, Jan 6th, our friend Ben Cohen was watching Newsnight (BBC Two’s flagship current affairs programme) with Emily Maitlis. The show focused on Donald Trump’s evident refusal to acknowledge that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party.  Maitlis’s report included an interview with an academic who’s an expert on hacking. 

The show had absolutely nothing to do with Israel, and Maitlis didn’t mention Israel, even in passing.

Yet, for some reason, the graphic behind Maitlis included Hebrew letters, not Cyrillic ones. Here’s the photo Cohen took:

BBC Newsnight, Jan. 6th

We’ve reached out to Newsnight producers in an attempt to explain the Hebrew letters, and will update you if we get a reply.