Every page shows shields are down but Settings → Shields shows all standard configurations set.
Navigation from the Brave Shields icon to Global defaults on any page visited also shows that the shields should be up.
To be clear it doesn’t matter what page I visit, Shields are always down
Version 1.40.80 Chromium: 102.0.5005.78 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)
Linux - Ubuntu 22.04
Thanks for reaching out. I’m assisting another user with this issue presently — please see this other thread and let me know if any of the tests this user was asked to perform show the same results for you:
if you do not have any custom shield setting for any site or do not care if they all reset to default then go to brave://settings/clearBrowserData then advanced then select all time then only check site and shield settings