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BMV has no explanation for why profanity-laced title popped up on Google search

Obscene words greeted users Thursday
Posted: 5:01 PM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 00:50:44Z

INDIANAPOLIS— Google users searching for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles website were greeted with profanity Thursday morning.

Call 6 Investigates received several emails from concerned citizens who said they Googled “MyBMV” and what popped up was a title with multiple obscene words.

When RTV6 clicked on the profanity-laced title, it led to the actual MyBMV site at https://secure.in.gov/BMV/mybmv/Default.aspx .

It’s unclear what caused the problem.

When Hoosiers took to social media to point out the profanity, the Indiana BMV Twitter account responded “Thank you. We are aware and are currently addressing this.”

However, two spokeswomen for the agency did not respond to repeated emails and calls from RTV6 seeking an explanation.

Call 6 Investigates also sent an email to Google’s press office but has not yet received a response. 

As of Thursday afternoon, it appeared the problem was resolved.

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