Opening specific page causes browser to hang

Description of the issue:
I just installed Brave as I’m looking for a replacement for Chrome (and Firefox is slower than I’d like) and I tried to simply browse to one of my usual tech news sites ( Immediately Brave starts using a lot of CPU and eventually throws up a message asking to wait or kill the site. I’ve done nothing except open the page and I’ve disabled my extensions (only Lastpass for now).

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Download Brave
  2. Visit (
  3. Wait for about 5-10 seconds (some content will fail to load)
  4. Wait or kill dialog is shown

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Page loads without issues (as it does in other browsers)

Reproduces how often:
Every visit to this specific page. But I’m unsure if it’s just this page or may affect others.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10 v1909 (build 18363.592)
Brave version: Version 1.2.43 Chromium: 79.0.3945.130 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
Disabling Shield resolves the issue.

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