Persistent Text Highlighting Issue in Brave Browser TTS

I’m using Brave browser on macOS and whenever I use the text-to-speech (TTS) functionality, annoying yellow highlight boxes appear around the text being read. I’ve checked the speech settings in both Brave and macOS, but text highlighting isn’t enabled there.

even when i zoom in it lags and this was never teh case on my m1 pro macbook, this is driving me nuts, how do i remove it ?

Version 1.63.174 Chromium: 122.0.6261.128 (Official Build) (arm64)