I am puzzled by recent behavior I have seen on various browsers built on the Google Chromium open source code base including The Dissenter, Brave, and BraveBeta. I have recently noticed that some links to sites critical of Biden and the deep state narrative initially load using The Dissenter browser (for less than a second) then change to a 404 (page not found) error. A few minutes ago, out of curiosity, I tried loading the page
in Firefox after it failed with a 404 error (as described above) in The Dissenter. In Firefox, the page loaded normally. I have repeatedly tried to load the same page with The Dissenter and it fails every time with 404 error. When I tried to report the problem to The Dissenter, I was directed to this forum, presumably because The Dissenter is built (with minor modifications?) on Brave (perhaps a slightly older release than the current Brave release). When I tried loading the same page with BraveBeta (downloaded and installed moments ago), it worked normally. I subsequently tried loading the same page in the latest stable (non-Beta) release of Brave, which also worked normally. If I use Chrome, the page is blocked if I use the Google search engine but not if I use Duckduckgo. When I use The Dissenter, I am using the Duckduckgo browser not Google yet the page still fails to load properly.
I am not familiar with browser code that interprets URL text; it must interact with the search engine when there is no separate search box because text in the URL dialog box not in the form of a URL is passed to the search engine. But when I use The Dissenter with Duckduckgo as my search engine and type in the URL above, I do not see how Google code, other than the open source code base used to build Brave (and The Dissenter) gets access to the URL. If the open source code is responsible for the censorship, then why does the offending URL behave normally in both Brave and BraveBeta (they do use updated versions of Chromium and Brave code bases)? I have a screenshot of the 404 error page that I get when I try to load the page at the offending URL above, but I don’t know how to attach it using the Brave Community UI