Hyperlink is encoded and opens a new blank tab in edit narrative

Hi, I have an issue during editing narrative. I had a link for files & pictures in S3.
When clicking the link, it opens a new tab with URL about:blank#blocked

When I inspected the element, QS encoded the characters, e.g.:
% => %25
/ => %2F

I suspect this is the reason for the blank new tab. Is there an option to prevent QS from encoding the URL?

Can you some me the narrative? You might need to do an ifelse statement to cast it back or something.