Brave News not loading while on NordVPN

Description of the issue: Brave News doesn’t load any news stories when opening a new tab, while connected to a VPN.

**Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):

  1. Connect to NordVPN using the desktop app, --or–
    Connect using the Android app, --or–
    Use the NordVPN browser extension to connect only when using Brave
  2. Launch a new tab, try to see Brave News stories
  3. Brave just shows an infinite loading circle and you can’t scroll down**

**Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!): Brave News sits with the infinite loading circle. Cannot scroll down and cannot fetch news stories.

If you disconnect from the VPN, you can relaunch the app or refresh and Brave News stories now load. **

Expected result: Brave News stories load while connected to a VPN (this has been the case for the last 12 months or so).

Reproduces how often: Happens reliable on phone, and when using the VPN extension installed through the chrome store on a desktop PC. Happening more often or I am noticing it more as of late.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu): see screenshot

Additional Information: this seems to be a regression since it worked without issue for the past year plus? (as long as Brave News has been a thing)


Hey so for me happens sometimes on windscribe.
So the work around is to turn brave news off → Exit brave and remove from recent apps → restart Brave and turn news on again

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