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The Office of Perception, Protection and Guidance (P.P.G., or PPG) was a United States government organization that promoted propaganda, while simultaneously censoring any information regarding the true nature of the "European Influenza" and safeguarding government secrets.

History[]

In May 1950, the PPG practically censored all public and outside knowledge about the Chimera, their invasion out of Russia, and the subsequent war in Europe through supplanting false news about a European influenza epidemic. This quickly became accepted by the American population, and the PPG subversively replaced all American independent media with government propaganda. The PPG also curtailed and suppressed any bias information towards the government by dissidents, most notably the Alliance for American Autonomy.[1]

By the time the Chimera had finally invaded the United States and all censorship on the invaders was voided, the PPG had rededicated itself to improving the American morale effort in the Chimeran War.[2]

Prime examples of the PPG's work can be found in the November 1950 issue of Popular Technologies. Between articles detailing how to build a HAM radio from household items, how to avoid contracting the European Influenza, and information about government work on a vaccine for it, there are recruitment adverts for the Armed Forces, profiles of the U/AV-17 Hawk and cutting edge weapons developed by SRPA. The magazine also ran misinformation claiming that Maquis broadcasts from Luxembourg are the result of influenza induced dementia, that an excavated Chimeran skull in Montana was actually a missing evolutionary link, as well as encouraging readers to report any information about the AAA to the proper authorities.

Trivia[]

The P.P.G. shares some parallels to real-life, historical American propaganda promoting agencies such as the Committee on Public Information and the United States Office of War Information, which were created in World War I and World War II respectively.

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