KONY 2012 YouTube video Invisible Children campaign draws criticism from Anti-Kony group in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - The wildly successful campaign to raise global awareness of a brutal Central Africa rebel leader is attracting criticism from Ugandans who say the 30-minute viral video misrepresents the complicated history of Africa's longest-running conflict.

The campaign by the advocacy group Invisible Children to make militia leader Joseph Kony a household name has received enormous attention on YouTube and other Internet sites this week.

But critics in Uganda said Friday that the video glosses over a complicated history that made it possible for Kony to rise to the notoriety he has today. They also lament that the video does not inform viewers that Kony originally was waging war against a Ugandan army whose human rights record has been condemned as brutal by independent observers.

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