***I seem to be having a similar issue as reported earlier on this forum by @akaGeekgirl ***
At random intervals, when I open a new site (e.g iris.to), it loads successfully, then suddenly redirects to tube.connect.cafe.
On clicking the back button, it goes back to iris.to, then it redirects again to the same site.
Click the back button the third time, then Brave starts blocking the redirect from occuring temporarily until I leave that site (iris.to) or click on any thing on iris.to.
An icon shows up in the address bar indicating that Brave is actively blocking that redirect from happening.
So far, it has happened on minds.com, iris.to, babylonbee.com, plex.tv. I’m not sure the site I’m visiting matters. It just happens randomly.
Even after clearing cache, history, cookies, active logins, site settings, etc (basically everything except saved passwords)
Brave Version: Version 1.52.129 (Chromium: 114.0.5735.198)
Thanks, I finally got around to testing the extensions randomly (Imagine attempting to toggle 12 extensions individually )
I tested and had the same issues on Brave for Debian.
It appears the issue was a faulty extension called Privacy Redirect(it redirects sites like Youtube to Invidious, Reddit to Teddit, etc).
It seems to have developed a bug where instead of only redirecting the embedded portion of a detected youtube video, it redirects the entire page when it detects an embedded youtube content, unless you turn on a setting instructing it to only redirect embedded content (but, then it won’t redirect full youtube pages).