Washington Post, a Brave verified publisher, blocks Brave visitors by default


Washington Post is a verified publisher, but they also blocks Brave users from accessing their website by default. Visitors get a large overlay urging them to disable ad blocking. You can’t dismiss the overlay and you can’t scroll on pages.

Is this? or shouldn’t this be prohibited under the BAT Publisher TOS?

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no read this sheet :sweat_smile:



Sunday, 2019/03/17 @ 23:42 PDT

@2da, I observe the same problem behavior. Specifically, I observe the same problem behavior in a non-private window and in a private window.


Version 0.61.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.75 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Windows 10 Pro




[Misleading Title] Brave now blocking conservative news sites
[Misleading Title] Brave now blocking conservative news sites
[Misleading Title] Brave now blocking conservative news sites

I am a SUBSCRIBER to the Washington Post and had no problem accessing their site – except for videos. (Since I downloaded the latest version of Brave, I had no problem with the videos.

Until today – 3-19-2019.

The message is that the site was either downloading malware or stealing log in credentials. Really? The Washington Post? Why that particular error message. Is that true?

This is my homepage. Should I simply ignore it – or do you know something about the Washington Post that I don’t. Brave admin – please reply.



Hi, we are working on the WaPo status.
If you aren’t a subscriber, blocking scripts from shield menu should help.

The subscriber issue is interesting. Can you provide your About Brave info and provide a URL for our team to reproduce? Let’s get that fixed!

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The url is https://www.washingtonpost.com/

I’m using Windows 10 on a Dell Desktop. Now it’s blocking The New York Times where I’m also a subscriber and earlier today briefly blocked the the Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times is https://www.nytimes.com and the Wall Street Journal is https://www.wsj.com/ – it is the only one of the three sites currently working.

The About Brave information is

Brave 0.25.304
OS Release 10.0.17134
rev 3ecf323
V8 6.9.427.23
libchromiumcontent 69.0.3497.100
Node.js 7.9.0
Muon 8.1.8
OS Platform Microsoft Windows
Update Channel Release
Brave Sync v1.4.2
OS Architecture x64

Thank you!



This still isn’t working. And I’ve heard nothing from Brave. I’m having no trouble with Google and multiple ad blockers.



In your post above, you say

But now you posted Browser info showing you’re still running Muon. That is not the latest version. There was a big upgrade months ago.
You need to upgrade to the newest Brave version and I’m 99% sure your malware warning will disappear.

The ad-blocker issue will still persist though but since you’re a subscriber I think this won’t be an issue for you.

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@rxycf, @2da,
Can you please confirm whether or not you were using the Muon (v0.26x or earlier) browser or the latest release of Brave, v0.61.52 (at the time of writing this)?



@Mattches I’m up to date with the Chromium releases.

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Thanks. I did download the latest version, and the problem did disappear. Still exists on the old version, but the the latest version is fine, and I prefer the new interface (easier to set home pages).

Thanks for your help.


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