The issue of biased / fake news is not new. Joseph Pulitzer himself was part of the problem in what was then called “Yellow Journalism”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
Pulitzer and, his competitor, Hearst are credited with starting a war (Spanish-American) and inciting a Presidential assassination (McKinley). How was the world similar / different in the 1890s? How did it get better? What changed? What lessons did we learn? For answers to today’s problems, I recommend reading up on your history my friends.