Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/05/13/bbc_fixes_search_engine_glitch/

BBC fixes search engine glitch

Update: Thank goodness

By Tim Richardson

Posted in Policy, 13th May 2002 15:11 GMT

We've just heard back from the BBC after we called this morning about some unusual results from its new "editorially independent" search engine.

One of our vulture-eyed readers spotted that if you entered "Virgin Radio" or "Classic FM" it returned BBC-related Web sites at the top of the search listings.

And that's despite the Beeb's proud boast that "Our Web search is editorially independent."

So what was up?

A spokesman for the BBC told us that the results were down to a "technical error" and had now been rectified. ®