Uphold Automatically sending BAT to @BravePublishers

I am using the Brave version 1.4.95 on MacOS.

My Uphold account seems to have automatically sent all my BAT (19.4) to @BravePublishers without my consent, while Brave itself shows me still having my 19.4 BAT in my possession. I have clicked withdraw funds, but that only takes me to Uphold and my now empty BAT wallet.

Where did my BAT go to and why?

Hi @ceramicmonster, you likely had Auto-Contribute enabled. Auto-Contribute is automatically turned on when you turn on Brave Rewards.

Auto-Contribute is off completely. I went and looked and found no monthly contributions set up.