Fact Briefs: Taylor Swift, drought and skiing in July

3 April 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:

Is increasing criminal penalties effective at reducing crime?

Are there pyramid-shaped rock formations in Nevada?

Is it possible to ski at Lake Tahoe in July?

Is Nevada the driest state in the US?

Has reckless driving trended upward in Nevada in recent years?

Is California losing population, including among those with high incomes?

Do some members of the Nevada Legislature also work for the government?

Are there rare earth minerals on the Nevada land President Biden designated as a national monument?

Was Taylor Swift the first woman to headline Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas?

Has theft been decriminalized in Nevada?

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