So there is a trending thing in this news cycle about a CVE that affects some VLC users. News sites are misinforming people and urging users to uninstall VLC.
None the less, there is a problem with an old third party library in the old and unsupported distros.
Since VLC snap package is not affected by this issue at all, someone from the snap or marketing team might want to jump on it and create a blog post or issue a press release “urging” users to install VLC from a snap package and explain the benefits at the moment and in the future.
Especially since VideoLAN has especially mentioned Ubuntu 18.04 in their tweets ( they also said it’s unsupported and it’s the users fault for not upgrading ).