Until the arrival of social media a lot of things happened in the world which people were completely unaware.
Those people didn’t have a choice, unlike you, you decide every day what information you want to be exposed to.
You say, “you don’t have a choice,” that’s not quite true, you have the power to ignore anything you want to ignore.
If you don’t want to ignore it? You can just turn off your device and pretend you live on a beautiful planet full of happy people who are living a carefree existence.