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  • Yvonne McDermott Rees

TRUE researchers meet Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton

On 16 November 2023, TRUE’s PI Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees and Research Assistant Michael Elsanadi had the pleasure of presenting our project to former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In a lively and fruitful discussion, Michael and Yvonne discussed the merits of user-generated evidence for proving mass human rights violations. They reflected, in particular, on the recent warrant of arrest issued against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in France, which was based on a complaint filed by Syrian Archive (with whom Michael also works) and other civil society organisations. They also discussed the risks of deepfakes – particularly the risk that real footage will come to be reflexively dismissed as potentially fake as the public are increasingly confronted with AI-generated content – and presented some of the early findings from our research with legal professionals and laypeople.



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