FactWatch is a center for promoting Media Information Literacy (MIL) and raising awareness about misinformation, disinformation, fake news, and rumors in Bangladesh. The center was established at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) on November 1, 2017, with initial funding from the American Center that covered the costs for the first year. FactWatch is managed by the Center for Critical and Qualitative Studies (CQS) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).
The center is committed to teaching individuals develop critical thinking skills to enable them to better identify and judge the reliability and credibility of information they encounter through various mass media and social media platforms and to become better informed about the world in which they live. In the long run, we aim to help people make well-informed decisions about their lives and society.
To prepare a generation of skilled fact checkers who will be leaders in debunking fake news, misinformation, disinformation in the news media industry in Bangladesh, and will be the leaders in promoting media literacy, news literacy, and data literacy in the country.