Brave blocks localhost, needs shields off to have functioning website

Description of the issue:
I have posted about this before and have seen many others do it too but with no replies, Brave blocks most localhost URLs (on windows) preventing many sites from connecting to their local backend and functioning. Shields need to be off for the sites to work. However,********** links do not have their localhost connection blocks. My product is also affected by this and I’d like to know if I can prevent it or somehow have my site whitelisted.

Exact URL of the website in question:, but really any localhost site (except whitelisted ones?)

Did the issue present with default Shields settings? (yes/no)

Does the site function as expected when Shields are turned off?

Is there a specific Shields configuration that causes the site to break? If so, tell us that configuration. (yes/no):
trackers & ads blocked turned off makes it work

Does the site work as expected when using Chrome?

Brave version (check About Brave):
Version 1.26.60 Chromium: 91.0.4472.101 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)

Hey @lieuwe_berg Add @@||localhost^$ into brave://adblock We block localhost requests due to security.

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