Fact Briefs: TikTok, coyotes and state mottos

8 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 Nevada ban TikTok on government devices?

Are coyote killing contests held in Nevada?

Is ‘Battle Born’ Nevada’s official state motto?

Does Nevada consider theft a felony only if something valued at $1,200 or more is stolen?

Did Lake Mead water levels rise by two feet in five days?

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