The internet happened. People began to write how the campaign was a “scam,” and sent threats targeted at the organization and even Jason’s family. The criticisms, chiefly out of ignorance, spread even more quickly than the original video had. Skepticism, miscommunication of information, and closed-mindedness were all factors to their collapse, and social media had been its terrible catalyst. Though Invisible Children is still fully committed to their mission, most people have forgotten or given up on this cause. In this particular case, counterfactual information brought about by the internet hurt them the most. For many other cases, we hear about the injustices and we may care, but we end up doing nothing. I truly believe that as an essential part of our global online community, it is our duty to end the ignorance, and turn awareness into action. Social media should be used to advocate for these worthy organizations and not to bring them down. It is our job and our responsibility as a part of this "Internet-guilded" generation to prevent the negative media and to continually support these causes. This form of communication is changing the way the world works, and making us all responsible for our future. With more transparency and direction, we have the power to make a change.
Article by Angela The