check·​ers | \ ˈche-kərz How to pronounce checkers (audio) \

Definition of checkers

: a checkerboard game for 2 players each with 12 pieces

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Getting media fact-checkers to adopt their preferred framing — tax increases! Dylan Scott, Vox, "The revealing Medicare-for-all fact-check debate roiling the internet, explained," 23 Aug. 2018 Next up, Senator Kamala Harris is being slammed by fact-checkers for posting a misleading video of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Fox News, "Nation marks 17 years since attacks of Sept. 11," 12 Sep. 2018 In the aftermath, the company announced changes, including working with independent fact-checkers and starting a news literacy campaign to help people spot disinformation. Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, "Facebook Tried to Rein In Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.," 3 June 2018 Two of the stories were caught by Facebook and third-party fact-checkers, but the last story was completely missed. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Facebook introduces ‘Hunt for False News’ series in attempt to be transparent about misinformation," 19 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of checkers

1712, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of checkers

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


check·​ers | \ ˈche-kərz How to pronounce checkers (audio) \

Kids Definition of checkers

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

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