check·ers | \ˈche-kərz \

Definition of checkers 

: a checkerboard game for 2 players each with 12 pieces

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The story would then be checked by professional fact-checkers and, if deemed fake, would be flagged as such. Anna Momigliano, Washington Post, "In Italy, Facebook will have fact checkers ‘hunting’ for fake news for the first time," 2 Feb. 2018 The brunt of Facebook's news vetting in Mexico falls to a small group of third-party fact-checkers, whose job is to play whack-a-mole — debunking one story at a time, with each taking several days to disprove., "Facebook's battle against fake news reaches Mexico ahead of July 1 election," 23 June 2018 According to our fact-checkers, Trump has repeated this number at least 21 times. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "Trump claims the U.S. has spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. It hasn’t.," 12 Feb. 2018 When Donald Trump tweeted on June 19th that crime in Germany had risen by over 10% as a result of refugees, fact-checkers responded that overall crime had fallen by a tenth since 2016, to its lowest level since 1992. The Economist, "Confusion over immigration and crime is roiling European politics," 28 June 2018 Fact-checkers have expanded the use of video to reach people not inclined to read fact checks. Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "Rapidly expanding fact-checking movement faces growing pains," 25 June 2018 Fact-checkers spring into action when Mr. Trump mischaracterizes immigration law or passes off debunked fables as historical facts. Matt Apuzzo, New York Times, "Trump Team Pushed False Story Line About Meeting With Kremlin-Tied Lawyer, Memo Shows," 4 June 2018 In the 1950s, an IBM engineer named Arthur Samuel created a checkers-playing program that learned in part by matching an alpha side against a beta side. Joshua Sokol, The Atlantic, "AI Keeps Mastering Games, But Can It Win in the Real World?," 27 Feb. 2018 Gingham Get ready to see a looooooooot of checkers this summer. Seventeen, "These Are the Styles You're About to See Everywhere, According to Pinterest," 8 June 2017

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1712, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of checkers

: a game played on a board (called a checkerboard) by two players who each have 12 round pieces called checkers


check·ers | \ˈche-kərz \

Kids Definition of checkers

: a game played on a checkerboard by two players each having twelve pieces

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