#Kony2012 and its critics
#Kony2012 and its criticsAn online campaign calling for the arrest of LRA leader Joseph Kony goes viral.
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A new 30-minute documentary calling for the arrest of Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony has gained over 7 million views since being released on March 5. For over 20 years, Kony has led a brutal insurgency against Uganda’s government, and is notorious for his use of child soldiers.
As support for the “Kony 2012” campaign grows, its founders have also faced backlash online for their portrayal of the conflict in Central Africa and endorsement of US military involvement.
Here’s a roundup of the conversation online: