Western media are praising Kony 2012 campaign or criticizing it… if so, they do it mostly because it’s a yet another campaign run mostly on the Internet, without the TV or radio. It shows where the TV and other traditional media are heading. But Al Jazeera is a media company with a little different point of view and interests. That is why you should check out their report on the #Kony 2012.
For the past decades you voted on politicians mostly basing on things you have seen/heard/read in traditional media. They always had some control over these media. Now it has changed and social media became more powerful, they (governments/ politicians) don’t have such power or control over these media. This can lead to unexpected change of power, or other events not wanted by the people ruling our countries. That is why they want to gain that control through SOPA.