Recent Examples of checkers from the Web
No, Kardashian's fans aren't professional fact-checkers, but their messages knocking down false reports and trolls send an important message: Don't believe every rumor.
For the Italian elections this year, for example, the company hired independent fact-checkers to flag fake news and hoaxes.
Both of these claims were baseless, as multiple fact-checkers and news stories attested.
For the first time, the fact-checkers will actively search for fake news instead of relying on alerts from users.
Even assuming unbiased fact-checkers, this is not a job for them.
One of those steps includes verifying political advertisers through a system that combines automated and human fact checkers.
Facebook recently unveiled a plan to crowdsource credibility ratings for news outlets and has assembled a team of fact-checkers in Italy, ahead of next month's parliamentary elections in that country.
The New York Times, and the Washington Post fact-checkers, said this characterization was not accurate.
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First Known Use of checkers
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Definition of checkers for English Language Learners
: a game played on a board (called a checkerboard) by two players who each have 12 round pieces called checkers
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