"Surely the best solution to people being lied to is to educate them to recognise the lies."
There are chemical weapons in Douma, we need to bomb Syria.
Russia poisoned the Skripals.
Seriously, do think the government want's a nation of people able to spot lies??
The biggest lies come from government. Look at mossad's 9/11 (Ref. Christopher Bollyn's videos) - blamed on Saudis so we attack Afghanistan (a war still continuing today), then we attack Iraq for their WMDs Blair and Straw lied about . Then we attack Syria and sanction Iran - countries who have been fighting ISIS for 5+ years and when they clear their land and all the remaining ISIS people are in US/Israeli occupied land we bomb them for fake news about chemical weapons plants that the OPCW already told us were not there and failed to find any trace of later.
Lies are the way our government works, they will NEVER educate people to spot them.