Nor are they out there committing "acts of war."
But the uneducated public will see these hacks and be like OMG!!! TEH HAXXORZ KILL THEM ALL!!!! I NEEDZ TO BE SAFES ON MY INTERNETS FROM TEH HAXXORZ PLZ GOVMENT SAVES ME FROM TEH EVIL HAXXORZ!
Just like the patriot act after 9/11. Everyone was sooo scared of "terrorism" that they gave away their liberties for a false sense of security.
What's even more interesting is you're more likely to be struck by lightning TWICE, before getting killed by a terrorist. But yet that doesn't stop the endless/worthless/expensive/no goals wars from continuing and expanding.
There will be an internet false flag attack that will trigger a 9/11 type event for the internet and then give legislators the sway they need to pass these draconian internet regulation bills.
The uneducated public will laugh and not see the grave consequences of actions like these. What I don't understand is that you were able to see those consequences, but yet still support those actions. As you said, this gives legislators leverage to introduce internet regulation. So why in the heck shouldn't they be shut down?
You're arguing both sides of the coin here.