WikiLeaks: Makers of KONY2012 Spied For Ugandan Regime

Michael Kelley
Business Insider
4/10/2012

Invisible Children, makers of KONY 2012 and Beyond KONY, provided intelligence to Uganda’s security apparatus that led to the arrests of several opponents of the regime, according to leaked U.S. embassy cables and reported by Milton Allimadi at Black Star News.

Since 2008 the San Diego-based nonprofit organization has acted in concert with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s government by coordinating public relations campaigns to promote a military solution against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its leader Joseph Kony.

From Black Star News:

Kony2012 was viewed more than 100 million times; yet it now turns out that Invisible Children may have duped a global audience by hiding the fact that it’s been working closely with the Museveni regime all along, to the extent that it even shared intelligence leading to arrests of perceived or alleged regime opponents.

The cables show that Invisible Children has also kept in touch with U.S. administrations dating back to George W. Bush…

The article continues at Business Insider.

H/T University of Common Sense.

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