Try to use RSS if you can. And if you have some time. Try to understand Shell Programming or another Programming or Script Language you like, to write at the start some simple Script or Code, to fetch Websides you like and to extract Information you like.
You can do this with E-Mail too, like Spam filtering and write Rules to filter you Daily Mail. And about that way you can have kind of a nice hobby, less Advertise and Privacy Cookies and really less waste time with Devices trying to nudge your behavior.
However, it is ugly if your Bot got locked out with Captcha and “Are you a Human?”. And its often no solution to Social Media, cause a live-Feed is kind of a illusion, Posts, Toots and Tweets have a Delay or a Cache-Issue and got different Filtered Places in Timelines. So you can RSS grep every 15 Minutes your Friends open Feed without App and direct Messages. But if he/she post a personal Message to you. There is a chance that you only get it with delay or in embedded with others posts in the timeline.
I still use Firefox and chromium if i have to. Its just… the usual internet feels broken and if i talk with young folks they mostly use Apps and less Webpages. So… there is already an ugly shift ongoing.
I think it needs less then 10 Years and the Internet we saw today do not exist any more. Today we have already a drift from One Page for all, to a personalized one for the target group. That will grow.
What makes me laugh is… i try to do the same. Filter Content to be raw, or with less spam/advertising/personalized rating - i like. However, i think it is important to… still have the control over the Content you get, your information you leave in the system and like in the 1990th, to have the power of switch the channel via “remote control”. Today most folks can only toggle random by a swipe up or down.