Hi, I tend to avoid social media and the news. Or I pick a time to watch or read and then go to some source I trust. I think that i I constantly watched a news channel that would get depressing. Social media can bring out the worst in people, with anonymity behind a keyboard people can say what they like. There are threads on the forum about Facebook and social media.
I am sorry that you counsellor was not very helpful towards you. It can also be tricky to know who to talk to. This is a safe space for you to talk - the users here are supportive and non-judgemental.
The part about being over a computer... is that where you were chatting with the other person?
Can you also tell me about everyone listening?