As Zimbabwe gears up for elections next year, misinformation training is helping citizens spot online fake news that experts say threatens to undermine trust in democracy and fuels risks of politically-motivated violence. Reuters reports that social media firms say they are also working to tackle fake news and information, including investing in moderation and nudging users to verify claims, though critics have said they are failing to effectively counter a tide of disinformation and political parties have taken notice, with teams of PR experts and supporters aiming to spread their party’s messages online.