Tab goes unresponsive when opening pictures from facebook

Description of the issue:
just started 2 days ago. whenever i click to open any pictures on facebook (via a post or from messenger), the tab goes completely unresponsive. i have to close it, start a brand new tab, go back to facebook, and continue whatever i was doing.

How can this issue be reproduced?

Expected result:

Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.59.120

Additional Information:

  • seems to only be happening on facebook, nowhere else.
  • shields are off for facebook.
  • tried clearing cache.
  • tried restarting browser.
  • tried restarting computer.

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