The Panopticon is a recent organization dedicated to eradicating the PREs. The organization was originally born from a US government think-tank, but has since broken off from Washington and become its own entity.
The group operates under the belief that PREs are "meme complexes", born from widespread belief in them. More extreme corners of the organization believe that the PREs are not real at all, but rather the product of mass hallucination. While they were originally founded to combat PRE01 "Slender Man", they have since expanded to combat belief in other PREs as well.
Panopticon agents operate by abducting those who have encountered PREs and forcing them to undergo mental conditioning. Abductees are placed under heavy hypnosis and intense psycho-therapy designed to convince them that the PREs are not real, and are merely the products of their own minds. In areas with heavy PRE activity, agents will often place propaganda posters, reassuring victims that they are safe, often using slogans such as "This is the best of all possible worlds."
The Panopticon is considered a Class 4 threat by the Archive, and Collectors are advised to always be on the lookout for Panopticon posters. They should also endeavor to keep a low-profile and blend in with the crowd, so as not to arouse suspicion.