First off I'd like to comment on how truly amazing I think it is how fast the Kony 2012 video spread. The day after I watched it I heard Kony's name all over the high school. Many students seemed to be talking about the issue passionately, telling all of their friends to go watch the video. I'll admit that I was definitely swayed by the pathos of the video when I watched it, however, as of right now I'm not exactly sure where I stand on the issue. There is no doubt that Joseph Kony is a bad man because of the things that he has done in Africa. There is also no doubt that millions of people who previously had never heard of Kony now know his name. And while I think that it’s definitely good that more people throughout the world are aware of him, what do we really know about the situation? Is a thirty-minute video with limited facts really sufficient enough to provide us with all the necessary information? Sure, if the video had been two hours maybe such a mass of people would not have watched it, but I doubt that many people actually did thorough outside research after watching the video. Thus, the only information that many "fans" of Kony 2012 actually know about Kony was provided by one source. Is that really reliable? I don't know.
Where do you stand on the issue?