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I’m not sure how to address this problem. Overall I like Brave quite a bit. However the newsfeed that is included claims to be customizable. And it is! Until you open another browser window. I am not interested in the propaganda and misinformation from CNN or the NYT so I select that I don’t want to see it anymore. When I open a new browser it’s back. I’m not interested in Covid Propaganda on “Scientific America” which dabbles in politics not science. Yet that is back every time as well. I appreciate the privacy aspect but in all honesty this curated news isn’t much better than facebook. If this can’t be resolved I’ll likely stop using the browser over principle.

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1) Open a new tab page
2) Click Customize (likely on bottom right)
3) Go to Show Brave Today and unselect "Show Brave Today"

I think it only customizes what is loaded from that point forward. When it refreshes the newsfeed, the unselected items should not load new content. That’s how it seems to work on my iPhone, anyway. Knowing that, I haven’t had any problems.

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