Anything that involves information will have bias. All data sets have bias. All people have bias. Social media uses dopamine driven feedback loops, and profits off of dividing societies. Tribalism works well for marketing.
It would be hard to close pandoras box. You’d have to force data companies to break the echo boxes and sell ideas outside of tribes. The corporations want a 50/50 divide. I try to break the echo box I’ll read things here. I go out of my way to get 1/3 of my news from a known conservative source like Forigenpolicy.com or Townhall. Like it or not the three big media companies are middle ground NBC CBS and ABC news. Now MSNBC is the mouth-peace of the Democratic party. CNN used to be centrist but in the area of Trump they are acting like an anti-trump tabloid. Fox is the mouth-peace of the GOP.
Now what kills me is the right has to have it’s own echo box social media like Gab, Parler, and alternative video platforms like Bitchute & Rumble. If youtube takes something down I put it on Viemo.
The left doesn’t really feel the need to make huge platforms to cater to themselves. I look down on liberals who watch MSNBC or exclusively read huffpost. I think its important to critical thinking to see multiple points of view.
Now things that run into reality-distortion not just partisan distortion, but actual reality distortion. Chemtrails, Qanon, Antivaxxers, Flat Earters, End Times Only Podcasts, Pro-Nazi stuff. Things outside of mainstream conservatism, but somehow latch on to it.
In the 90s I don’t know how many will be able to recall many on the left were obsessed with X-files, Aliens, Marijuana legalization, environmental liberation, yoga, whole grains, health food, Mk-Ultra.
Infact there were rags that catered just to that like Vice Magazine. Now it’s crazy to see Vice Media as one of the most influential least partisan news casters. They just go on set and film, don’t even ask questions to drive a narrative they let what they film speak for itself.