Fact Briefs: Income tax, guns and high-speed rail

20 March 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:

Does Nevada have no income tax?

Are there plans to construct a high-speed rail system connecting Las Vegas and Southern California?

Are visitors to Las Vegas younger than in years past?

Is Nevada one of the most polluted states?

Do 41 Nevada children and youth die each year from firearms?

Does Nevada have the highest rate of child marriage in the US?

Are Nevadans allowed to carry guns?

Does Nevada have the nation’s only fully operating lithium mine?

Have the Sierra Nevadas become one degree Celsius warmer in the past century?

Are Nevada’s K-12 public schools funded below the national average?

Has Tesla laid off workers in Nevada?

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