Do que is kind of like a stand in for a direct object. In English, when you say "actions say more than words", 'than' stands in for 'what' is being said. When you have implied objects and subjects, they are almost always singular, which is why you say "it is raining" rather than "they are raining".
In this example Pictures say more than words, there is an implied direct object, as if to say "Pictures say more [what] than words". The implied objects are almost always singular therefore 'do' is more appropriate. If dos were to be used- it would refer the subject(s) (Fotos and palavras) which would not replace the implied direct object and would make no sense.
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If fotos = both photos and pictures; then please accept either one for our answers. It seems arbitrary to do otherwise. Either that or use correct vocabulary. For example: "picture, foto, painting, design, mural, etc. Offering foto for both picture and photo in your "hovers" and then not accepting one of them is very annoying. Please make it clear what you mean and stop jerking me around! 20 VIII 2021. Walt.