Yesterday I started receiving ads from Brave itself. Some with political propaganda content like “Afghan girls can code!”.
I just wanted to let you know that if killing Brave is what you want, this is the perfect path to take.
The main reason people use Brave is built-in ad-blocking. If you add built-in ads to that, you’re going against what most people want from the browser and giving them a reason to drop it for any other browser.
I really hope I’m missing something here. Because otherwise this is indefensible.
The inclusion of politics and particularly the inclusion of politics of the same stripes you’re going to find everywhere else in Sillicon Valley is also going to drive away people who saw Brave as an alternative to the concentrated power of the web giants, their intrusion in our lives, and this notion that they can tell us what to think that has been infecting everything over there since around 2014.
Moreover, that’s the brand of politics that considers itself above every other aspects of anything. Which is why there’s no reason for me to believe that Brave’s features are going to remain open and not become tools for supporting the one worldview that is being pushed by Sillicon Valley.
If this is really what’s going on and I’m not missing anything, this personally destroys any emotional attachment I’ve had to Brave and any expectations that it would help expand human Freedoms. And the moment I come accross another browser that offers decent ad-blocking / tracking-protection, there’s no reason for me not to jump the shark.