There is a belief that we live in a post-truth era, a world of misinformation anddisinformation. But, this may not be true. In the 19th century, newspapers adopted yellowjournalism which was a catalyst for falsehood. Yellow journalism created news based onexaggeration, sensationalism, and even fabricated information. It is not that we live in apost-truth world more so that misinformation and disinformation have shifted from newspapersto the web. Social media algorithms and improper fact-checking have caused falsehood to spreadquicker. However, the biggest problem is the lack of media literacy. Forty-eight percent ofCanadian adults have literacy skills that fall below the high school level, suggesting they strugglewith understanding and engaging with written text. According to a Reuters report, fifty-threepercent of Canadians have reported using social media platforms to get news. When Canadianswho have these poor literacy skills use social media to receive news, it causes people to not thinkcritically before sharing content online. Experts are worried and have called for the schoolboards in Canada to teach kids media literacy to cease the spread of misinformation. Psychology studies have proven that teaching media literacy could help with the fakenews and misinformation crisis we see on social media. Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation onSocial Media was a psychology study done during the pandemic with 1,700 Americanparticipants. In the experiment, participants were asked if they would share COVID-19-specificcontent that consisted of accurate and inaccurate information. In the first group, researchersfound that participants fared worse in distinguishing truth and falsehood resulting in mostindividuals sharing false content. However, in the second group, researchers found that justnudging the participants to think about accuracy when looking at the headline or even theaccount posting the content, a massive difference in participants dismantling misinformationoccured. It made participants think more critically and face their own biases, showing that medialiteracy can help determine the difference between inaccurate and truthful content. We will continue living through the post-truth era because there has never been a time whereinformation has been fully presented in black and white. However, media literacy might be thatmagic bullet to stop this crisis.