"Trackers & ads blocking" must be totally disabled to connect Metamask to localhost

Description of the issue:
If I try to switch networks in Metamask to localhost, Metamask fails to connect.
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Switch Metamask network to http://localhost:8545
  2. Metamask loading spinner appears, followed by failure message asking to give up or retry

If I disable the global “Trackers & ads blocking” option in the Brave Shields settings, Metamask connects successfully.

Expected result:

I expect Metamask to be allowed to connect to localhost without the browser ad blocker getting in the way. Alternatively, I expect a setting where you can whitelist extensions.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Additional Information:
When “Trackers & ads blocking” is set to standard, if you try to add a new localhost network to Metamask, it will complain that it could not locate the Chain ID, and questions whether you have entered the RPC URL correctly.

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