Controversial influencer Andrew Tate banned from Facebook and Instagram

Andrew Tate, the controversial social media influencer and self-help guru has been banned on all Meta platforms from Friday, as confirmed by The Guardian. At the time of his ban from Meta’s platforms, Tate had amassed more than 4.7 million followers on Instagram.

Facebook and Instagram bans mean the former kickboxer turned multi-millionaire influencer is now de-platforming from all three major social media platforms. He was banned from Twitter in 2016 after saying women should “take responsibility” for being sexually assaulted. Meta banned Tate for violating its ‘dangerous organizations and individuals’ policies The Guardian confirmed.

Tate’s videos – which are cartoonishly misogynistic – have garnered a lot of attention this summer due to their controversial and exaggerated nature, and their ubiquity. Tate’s dubious source of income appears to involve tricking clients of his “Hustler’s University” business into creating social media accounts, cutting short vignettes from Tate’s podcast and interviewing them, and broadcasting them to the wider public. possible number of people.

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What appeared to be Tate’s official Tiktok account has been banned for a while now, but its various fan accounts on TikTok boast hundreds of thousands of followers. The hashtag #andrewtate alone has 13.4 billion views on Tiktok. A Tiktok spokesperson said The Guardian that the platform “has been deleting violent videos and accounts for weeks and welcome[s] news that other platforms are also taking action against this individual.”

In a statement to The Guardian, Tate told the outlet that most of his videos are parodies and that “internet sensationalism has presided over the idea that I’m anti-women when nothing could be further from the truth.” Tate appeared with popular Twitch streamer Adin Ross and spoke in more detail about the claims. He said everything said about him was a fake story created by people who didn’t like him.

“What they’ve done is find all the little clips over six years of content, a total of three or four minutes, and they’re trying to make it look like I’m trying to hate women when I’m the only one here donating to women trying to prove my influence has an effect and I have to be very, very careful with that,” Tate said on Ross’ stream. “It really is a false narrative.” Tate has so far been unapologetic about the many controversial statements (which you can read here) that he claims are being used to construct this alleged false narrative.

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UK advocacy group Hope Not Hate told the BBC that Tate is a “dangerous misogynist” and called on more social media companies to misrepresent it. Joe Mulhall, the group’s research director, told the BBC that “Mr. Tate poses a real threat to young men, radicalizing them towards extremism, misogyny, racism and homophobia”.

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