Not all opinions are created equal. Opinions that are informed by facts, data, logic, and science are better than opinions that are not. And opinions that are based on fantasy, misinformation, wishful thinking, and ignorance are the least of all.
Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty - Foundation, Isaac Asimov
I put "he/him" in my Twitter profile, and I love it when "conservatives" claim it's against science. That is incorrect. Sex is not binary at the genetic or physiological levels. Gender is defined culturally, and many cultures do not have strict binary genders.
If reporting facts and data without injecting false balance or pretending that there is some midpoint between true and false or between reality and fantasy is activism, then we need more activist journalists, not fewer.