Joseph Kony Video: Lord's Resistance Army Facts You Need To Know

03/12/2012 09:09 am ET

If you're on Facebook or Twitter, there's no way you missed the Stop Kony video that prompted backlash after going viral last week. The film draws attention to Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a militant rebel group classified as a terrorist organization by the African Union and the United States.

The purpose of the video, which was produced by a group called Invisible Children, was to make Joseph Kony "famous" and raise awareness of the LRA's atrocities. "The core message is just to show that there are few times where problems are black and white. There's lots of complicated stuff in the world, but Joseph Kony and what he's doing is black and white," said Ben Keesey, executive officer of Invisible Children.

Want to learn more about Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army? Check out the slideshow below. Captions courtesy of Reuters.

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