In a NPR interview in 2012 with British reporter Michael Wilkerson–who has lived and done many reports in Uganda–revealed many interesting opinons on the Kony 2012 campaign.
While Wilkerson agrees that the LRA is a terrible group that has committed many atrocities but makes the point that they had not been active in Northern Uganda since early 2006. The film only briefly mentions this fact but skips over how he is “a tiny force scattered in a vast jungle area across three countries” so it is not as easy as making a video and deciding to stop Kony theres a lot more effort involved as well as consequences. Such consequences would be conflict stemming from the feeling LRA like what occurred in the Congo in 2009. Another convoluted factoid is that Kony has an army of 30,000 children, the film gives the audience the impression that there is currently 30,000 children in captivity when in reality the number spans from 25 years. Wilkerson did not believe that this misinterpretation was not too terrible as it increased the spread of the film and the knowledge of the LRA and its attacks. While coming from Uganda Wilkinson strayed from giving Invisible Children a negative light for their overall mission but did criticized their actions in order to reach their goals.