Websites Comment Sections Not Loading

Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Click on “show conversation” at end of an article at Wallstreet Journal. Example:
  2. Click on Reactions bubble icon on left hand navigation column of a Yahoo Finance article page (example:

Expected result:
Comment or User Reaction sections expand to reveal the comments/posts

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.34.81 Chromium: 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
When clicking on the comment section or user reactions buttons, ones sees only some grey outlines of paragraphs in slow flashing mode. No content is displayed. Tried with shield down and disabling Ublock Origin without success. Works no problem with Firefox

I don’t have a login for (seems to be paywalled here) Loaded okay here, comments loaded (and expanded), Which reaction icons? @satoshi

@satoshi So I have default Brave Shields going basically, though I do have social media buttons turned off or w/e. Using Windows 10 and am on
Version 1.34.81 Chromium: 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) (64-bit)
]( same as you.

So the Yahoo shows up with no issues. As you can see, I was able to hit the bubble and open up the comments. Then I was even able to get the emojis and all open.

Then in terms of the WSJ one, I can’t see the article but when I scroll all the way down I can still join in the comments and see people writing.

Now to be fair, I don’t have many extensions and definitely am not running Ublock Origin at all. I’m not sure if that makes up the difference or what you have going on. I just wanted to comment to show so you can either correct us if you’re looking at something other than I showed OR so maybe it can help narrow down where you’re having issues.

Thanks @fanboynz and @Saoiray for checking. Below are some additional info:

It appears the problems happens only with certain websites. I’m not having any problems loading the comments sections at Zerohedge and MSN Money, for example. And in terms of the websites that I have problem with, it seems the format of the comment sections look similar (based on the grey paragraph outlines/placeholders). See screen captures below:

It makes me wonder if these problem websites use the same third-party comment scripts or something and somehow my install of Brave Browser doesn’t like it.

Could it be some privacy/security settings in my Brave browser that make the difference?

By the way I have three extensions installed: uBlock Origin, Cookie Auto Delete, and KeepassXC Browser. Disabling uBlock Origin makes no difference.

Operating system: Windows 11 Home

@satoshi This is where I wish I had gotten into coding and everything so I could take the time to look. What I can say is I’m on Windows 10 but same version of the browser, without those extensions and no issues. I was KIND OF able to replicate the issue by turning on the ability to Block Scripts, but if you’ve disabled Brave Shields and all, that shouldn’t be an issue.

This part aside, I spent some time researching and did find various places where people complained that they were receiving notifications that uBlock Origin was active even after they had disabled it. Each also referenced using the logger that is supposed to come with uBlock. Just so you know, this issue was especially reported in Firefox but existed on a lot of things.

The other thing I did was try to look for issues within Windows 11. It looks like there’s all sorts of issues with Chrome and other things on Windows 11.

It doesn’t seem like it should directly be a Brave issue but that’ll be for y’all to keep talking and look into. Unfortunately I can’t find exact answers by replicating myself nor from seeing people discussing it online.

Turning out to be more like a Chromium issue. I just tried MS Edge (barebone version with no extensions installed at all), with exactly the same problem; and we know Edge is also Chromium based. So I guess one could presume Chromium doesn’t play well with Windows 11, assuming you guys are running Brave on Windows 10.

Using any firewall/antivirus (or a vpn) that could affecting both browsers?

Using built-in Windows Security and McaFee Security Suite. The problem is I have the problems only with Brave and Edge which are both Chromium based browsers, and no problem with Firefox, so it doesn’t seem to be related to some system level blockers

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