Fora decade, government supremacists have demanded that people surrender freedom of speech and press and allow the government to take control of the internet.
They frequently claim “cyber terrorists” will use the internet to shut down the “power grid” or otherwise disrupt American life.
Of course the nation’s power plants are not online and are safe from such threats. (They would be even safer without government ‘public utility commissions’ controlling them.)
Yesterday the (secretly government-funded) Washington Post proclaimed that a Vermont electric utility had fallen victim to “Russian hackers” (perhaps the same Russian hackers who convinced 90 percent of U.S. counties to vote against Hillary by spreading “fake news”).
The Post story quickly collapsed upon scrutiny and the Post has quietly retracted it. See here.