It should be stated at the outset that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is comprised of thousands of hard-working, patriotic American law enforcement officers who only want the best for this nation. The same can’t be said for many of the decision-makers within the agency, unfortunately.
The FBI’s latest controversy revolves around a free mobile app that it just launched, in which it asks for pictures and all sorts of information about one’s children. The app is called the “FBI Child ID” app, and the agency says it can be used to help get authorities crucial information about your missing child.
The #FBI Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the Bureau—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. Learn more at https://t.co/qCvDsH9h0a. pic.twitter.com/HpaUzjDz2r
— FBI (@FBI) July 5, 2022
The federal law enforcement agency published a press release on its website announcing the new app and what it believes it can help with in the event of an emergency involving a missing child.
“You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?” the FBI website read.
It added: “Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it.”
Not surprisingly, the announcement of the app didn’t exactly go over too well on Twitter, with users essentially saying collectively that the last place they’d compile their child’s info in would be an FBI-developed app.
FBI – Child ID App – launches an app to track, trace and judge your children from cradle to grave. And people will think this is ok.
It isn’t ok. pic.twitter.com/X6wCmpcsMy
— Bernie’s Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) July 5, 2022
Reportedly, the app has only a two-star rating in the App Store, and has several complaints listed, many saying the app itself is either glitchy or non-functional.