Some truths: (1) It is important to be informed, to both listen to others and to exercise your voice, and (2) The process of remaining informed can erode your mental, social, and emotional well-being, particularly in this period of deep personal and public unrest.
The linked NYTimes article below offers 7 strategies to help you stay grounded yet involved. As I mentioned in a previous post "the only way out is through". Avoidance will not bring you peace--it will germinate and fuel your distress. Harvest instead the evidence-based mindfulness skills offered in this piece.