Well for heaven’s sake, I sincerely hope you aren’t taking academic sources and professional news sites without a grain of salt either! Some sources are entirely more reliable than others, but it’s still up to you to be discerning and thoughtful about the information that’s presented to you. If you think an academic is playing fast and loose with the history of colonization, get in there and do some research. Find the authors they quote, find the peers who disagree with them, look at history yourself. The same goes for current events and modern journalism. “Huh, it seems weird that Russian soldiers would keep accidentally wandering into Ukraine" is a thought that requires legwork. I mean, admittedly not much, in that case, but it’s still legwork that you have to do.
Look, ultimately you’re on the internet, swimming in a sea of information, and no one should be spoon-feeding you. Sources will want to, but it’s your responsibility not to let them.