It's not THAT lame.
- Government tries to censor media
- It fucks up and ends up killing a bunch of people
- Citizenry forms a militia centered around protecting the freedom of the press
- All-out civil war is very narrowly avoided in exchange for a tense give-and-take relationship between the Library Task Force and the Media Enforcement Agency
Sure, the JSDF and/or the police should've busted the militia before it formed an intricate chain of command and equipped itself with equal weaponry and armor, but that will likely be explained some more later on.