Well, I just followed your instructions, BraveNew. And under this supposed new browse, the problem did not go away.
However, unlike the OP, I did not try and visit twitch.tv. I tried visiting The Daily Wire and got this message.
I also tried to visit the aforementioned link, https://community.brave.com/c/site-blocking, to bring it to Brave’s attention. However, I was directed to this site instead, as apparently that site-blocking link either does not exist, or is private.
Considering this is happening while I’m trying to access the Daily Wire, I find that HIGHLY suspicious. I STRONGLY suspect there are people working on Brave that just don’t want its users accessing that conservative website, because reasons?
You guys need to investigate this right away and come clean about why you’re blocking the Daily Wire, because I’m highly skeptical of the reason that’s being provided. And, upon conclusion of your investigation, you should be able to explain in detail what sorts of malware distribution or login credential stealing is taking place. I suspect you’ve done zero legwork to investigate yourselves, since in the first paragraph it is mentioned “Brave uses crowdsourced blacklists from Spam404 and Disconnect.me to block dangerous domains.” In other words, you have no idea whether or not The Daily Wire is ACTUALLY doing those things, you’re just pre-emptively blocking it because of the whims of two crowdsourced websites.
The potential for abuse and false-reporting with such a method is staggering. Especially since the only way for people to challenge it is denied to them.
Whoever is responsible for that needs to be let go, as soon as possible, on the grounds that they are completely devoid of ethics.