Brave browser showing sponsored images despite not receiving Brave Rewards or having private ads enabled

Brave browser is becoming more fraudulent by the day. There is no sensible correlation between not receiving Brave rewards and seeing advertisements in the browser. You have completely lost the entire plot and it’s sad.

I hope this is some bug because you had problems with 3rd party wallet providers.

It will be fair to fix this bug immediately and issue a public apology.

Let’s be clear: It is important not to show sponsored images or ads to users who are not compensated for this attention. This is the fundamental ethos of Brave and if you can’t uphold that, then I strongly suggest you shut the operation down entirely.

Sponsored images are independent from rewards.

Go to “Settings” > “New Tab” and click on “customize the background image”. You can then disable the background image and the sponsored image.