Fact Briefs: Fentanyl, militia and Burning Man traffic jams

1 May 2023

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:

Did US citizens form a militia against the government in Clark County?

Can Nevadans legally try some medical treatments not approved by the FDA?

Is possession of fentanyl a misdemeanor in Nevada?

Was there a 10-hour-long traffic jam following this year’s Burning Man in Nevada?

Did Nevada use $750 million in tax dollars to help the Raiders relocate to Las Vegas?

Is recreational marijuana legal in Nevada?

Is a Nevada man legally entitled to $5 million for proving that a collection of data was not evidence of Chinese meddling in the 2020 election?

Was a Nevada man found guilty of striking officers with a table leg during the Jan. 6 US Capitol breach?

Does Nevada have one of the worst doctors-per-capita ratios in the country?

Do people with disabilities make up Nevada’s largest minority group?

Can a Nevada driver found guilty of texting while driving face up to 7 years in prison?

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