This is clearly a duplicate of #40.
This is slightly odd because this article was making the rounds in my xmpp circles today, so I'll give a few words on it.
The spyware rating has to do with connections being made, not which browser has the most/least privacy features. What seperates Medium from High is that you have to be able to disable the connections being made in the browser to score a Medium. You can do that in Pale Moon, but not in Brave. You can learn more about the rating system in issue 40.
The tier list is heavily outdated. Besides the fact that it's outdated, the criteria for what makes something high on the tier list has to do with the lack spyware (at least the ability to disable it in the browser) and the amount of privacy extensions available for the browser. If you can't disable the connections, then that would put you lower on the tier list.
As for the reasons why the Brave article was more emotional than the Pale Moon article, that's because the two articles were written by different people. If you scroll to the bottom of the Brave article, it was written by @spywarebuster. I'll be sure to remove any language from the article when I rewrite it today, because I didn't catch that.
Someone who would hate Luke Smith wouldn't link his website on their blog: https://blog.honeypot.im.
Using Hanlon's razor, I don't think you're equiped to have these kinds of discussions.
If I'm wrong, feel free to go to issue 40.
Deleting a branch is permanent. It CANNOT be undone. Continue?