I agree about hacker news. I'd say they are a mix of steven pinker (neo-)liberals and "rational" libertarians. Interestingly, I saw a comment on hacker news saying that "if I wanted to know that vaccines cause autism, [other fake conspiracies theories], I'd go to reddit, not here", implying reddit is a schizo asylum. Interesting because I assumed reddit was mostly a liberal le I fucking love science circle jerk.
I mentioned it before, https://lobste.rs
is the only tech news site I can tolerate, besides the subreddits of specific technology, eg r/haskell, etc. Tech, as it exists now, is tied to politics and to capitalism more generally, you can't really escape that, so you'll occasionally see bad takes.
I saw that lemmy shit but I'm just so burnt from reddit that seeing the interface gave me PTSD.