Fact Briefs: Lotteries, rent control and solar plants killing birds

13 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:

Did Nevada’s original southern boundary exclude Las Vegas?

Did an anonymous source allege Fox News delayed calling Nevada for Joe Biden in the 2020 election?

Is a solar plant near the Nevada border killing thousands of birds?

Did Nevada propose a law requiring polling places in jails?

Has Nevada ever had rent control?

Is Nevada’s nursing shortage unique to hospitals owned by HCA Healthcare?

Does the Bureau of Land Management remove wild horses from open rangeland in Nevada?

Is Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo giving Tesla $330 million in taxpayer money?

Are lotteries illegal in Nevada?

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