I noticed a trend in many news websites where a sentence from the article is duplicated and highlighted somewhere else on the page, for example:
Personally, while I think it is visually pleasing as it makes the article looks less like a wall of texts, I find it incredibly distracting for consuming the information.
I am often disrupted when I came upon the highlight, as reading the highlighted sentence without any context often doesn't make any sense, and again when I read that same sentence again in the paragraph, which often causes me to pause and think "wait, I think I read this sentence before".
So, what are the reasoning behind this design decision? Do they somehow get more people to read the full article, or are they just there to provide a visual break?