My favorite articles on Kony2012

This list is compiled primarily for my students in my Internet, Politics and Society class at Washington University, but it may be of interest to others following the Kony2012 debate. Below, my picks for the most thought-provoking works on the controversy:

Daniel Solomon, Let’s talk about KONY (March 7)
Daniel Solomon, Constructive criticism, productive advocacy, and #kony2012 (March 9)
Ethan Zuckerman, Unpacking Kony2012 (March 8)
Max Fisher, The Soft Bigotry of Kony 2012 (March 8)
Kate Cronin-Furman and Amanda Taub, Solving War Crimes With Wristbands: The Arrogance of ‘Kony 2012’ (March 8)
Global Voices Uganda, Can a Viral Video Really #StopKony? (overview of debate in Ugandan blogosphere)
Ishaan Tharoor, Why You Should Feel Awkward About the ‘Kony2012′ Video (March 8)

I don’t agree with everything said in these articles, but they have done a great job in furthering the debate.

Update: March 11, 9:30 PM Hey, this one’s not too shabby either! Russia’s election, Kony2012 and online voyeur justice

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