Brave Browser adds referral links to partnered sites?

It appears so, even if you manually type the URL!

Twitter user Cryptonator1337 discovered a strange behaviour of well known “privacy browser” Brave.
When you type in “” (or “”) in address bar, you end up getting redirected to “”, allegedly Brave’s referral link:

This tweet has attracted a lot of interest, especially on privacytoolsIO’s reddit board, where an interesting thread was started:

I always sponsored Brave Browser, so in my opinion this is a topic to be monitored!

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