Will Invisible Children's Charitable 'Kony 2012' Film Really Save Any Kids?

Kony 2012Yesterday, in a matter of hours, thousands of people from all around the US heard the name Joseph Kony. Once famous only in select circles, the African warlord who forces young boys to be soldiers in his rebel army in Uganda and forces young girls into sexual slavery is now the star of a viral video that spread like wildfire across Facebook and Twitter and social media on March 7. Now, of course, comes the backlash.

The Kony 2012 campaign is aiming to plaster the world with his photo and his name so that everyone might know this man's crimes rather than just a select few. The campaign is the brainchild of Invisible Children, a group whose mission is solely to "stop LRA [rebel army] violence and support the war affected communities in Central Africa."

It's a noble cause and one that had half of Facebook in tears yesterday, but on Twitter, their motives -- and their financials --- were questioned. See the video below:


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