These journalism warning labels created by self-described "geek comedian" Tom Scott resonated across the Web. I saw them at popular design blogs like Swissmiss and NOTCOT, which have massive audiences and tend to propel their finds to Blogville's collective focus.
What other products in our lives have warning labels? Cigarettes. Alcohol. Toxic substances. High doses of radiation. Medication.
It is telling that labeling media with similar warnings seem to ring true with so many, and that is hopeful because it means that people recognize the compromising influences on journalism.
Bonus question: The primary function of journalism is _____________________?
If you'd like to print these labels, there are PDF versions for the UK and the US; volunteer translators have also created them in nine additional languages — check them out here. (The original Illustrator file is available for additional translations.)