For readers words say more than pictures.

In recent years when I’ve opened an online journalist’s newspaper report I’ve been unable to close the videos purportedly representing the text I’m trying to read. Often, unable to read the text because of the impossible-to-close videos, some of which are mindless junk promotions,  I just close the page assuming that regardless of header topic, that article was bate for a trap to get me to view advertisements and forget about the real public concerns that I expected the text to illuminate.

The L.A. Times may have a reason:

“Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn’t always be believing”