From Mashable.

KONY 2012,” what is perhaps the most intensely viral video ever, made huge waves across the internet as it helped publicize the crimes of the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

The video was shared millions of times on Facebook, Twitter, and almost every other web-based platform. While the video ultimately raised awareness for the cause, it suffered from its own share of controversy.

Many claimed that the viral spread of the video did nothing to help the child soldiers but garner global sympathy.  The director of the original video, Jason Russell, was arrested and detained in San Diego for vandalizing cars and engaging in lewd conduct in public shortly after the video became a web sensation.

Now Invisible Children, the foundation behind KONY 2012, has released a twenty-minute sequel entitled “KONY 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous,” sans Jason Russell.

This video has yet to reach even 500 views, and it is doubtful that it will have the same viral impact that its predecessor had.  Still, only time will determine if this video reaches the same broad audience, or better yet, actually inspires direct action.




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