While I knew that I should not rely on the current events reporting I find when checking my social feeds, I'm slowly coming to realize it's not just that we use the platforms improperly, it's that the platforms encourage very poor behavior around current events. Let's share more travel and pet pictures, people. Get your news from some journalist... there are plenty to choose from--for now, anyway!
Two recent articles with a lot of insight:
One Man & His Blog: Why political posts on Facebook will always be polarizing, 2019-Jan-22 by Adam Tinworth
New York Times Opinion: Never Tweet, 2019-Jan-23 by Farhad Manjoo