Fact Briefs: Socialists, exotic animals and nuclear weapons in the Nevada desert
Online misinformation is rampant, and shows no signs of slowing down.
That’s why The Nevada Independent is partnering with The Gigafact Project — an initiative to safeguard democracy and spread accurate information through a dramatic ramp-up in accurate, high-quality fact checks.
This effort directly addresses claims circulating on social media, confirming or correcting the record through well-sourced, short-form fact briefs. You can see a full list of all fact briefs published by The Indy on this page, and learn more about the partnership here.
To help promote this effort and grant additional visibility to fact briefs produced by The Indy, we’ll be publishing this weekly roundup on Mondays to give readers a chance to review and catch up on all of the fact briefs produced throughout the previous week.
Have you seen a claim online that you want fact-checked? Send us a link here.
Here’s a list and link to all fact briefs published by The Indy last week:
Was the chair of the Nevada Democratic Party formally convicted of felony theft?
Is Tick Segerblom an ‘open communist’?
Are exotic animals generally legal to own in Nevada?
Is slavery still legal in Nevada for limited purposes?
Does Nevada have the highest rate of intimate partner violence in the US?
Is sex work decriminalized in Nevada?
Are most of the nation's nuclear weapons located in the Nevada desert?
Does Nevada guarantee universal paid sick leave?
Do Nevada casinos have employees on Medicaid?