Andrew Tate, A Dangerous Misogynist, Has Been Removed From Instagram And Facebook

Andrew Tate, A Dangerous Misogynist, Has Been Removed From Instagram And Facebook

The self-described sexist was removed from Meta for contravening its policy on ‘dangerous organizations and individuals

A controversial online influencer and self-described misogynist named Andrew Tate has been banned from the Meta platforms Instagram and Facebook.

By email, Meta confirmed that the former kickboxer and reality TV star had been removed from the platform for violating Meta policies pertaining to “dangerous organizations and individuals”.

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Andrew Tate, A Dangerous Misogynist, Has Been Removed From Instagram And Facebook

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The first time Tate began to gain notoriety was when he appeared on the TV show Big Brother in 2016, where he was removed from the show after a video was released that showed him beating a woman outside the show.

He has received backlash repeatedly since then for the posts he has made across social media, which domestic abuse charities have referred to as being “extremely misogynistic”. During a Twitter debate in 2017, he claimed that women belong at home and that rape victim were “responsible” for their attacks, which led Twitter to permanently ban him from their platform.

Tate is known for his advice videos to men, many of which veer into the sexist territory. During a YouTube video, Tate described himself as an “absolute misogynist”. “I’m a realist, and when you’re a realist, you’re sexist.”. Being grounded in reality means being sexist.”

Tate told the Guardian that many of his videos are parodies, in which he “plays a comedic role”

As a result of Internet sensationalism, the idea has been purported that I am anti-women when nothing could be further from the truth,” he explained, adding that he has donated to many charities benefiting women. “I am genuinely innocent of any wrongdoing.”

There is no denying the fact that Tate was a vocal supporter of former president Donald Trump and has appeared on a number of right-wing podcasts, including Infowars, which is hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Recently, Tate has become almost impossible to avoid when it comes to social media, and at the time of his ban from Meta platforms, he had more than 4.7 million followers on Instagram alone.

Additionally, TikTok has also banned Tate’s official account on their platform and is working to remove all content related to him that violates the guidelines of the platform.

It has been estimated that more than 12.7 billion videos have been viewed using hashtags related to Tate.

Tate has been labeled a “dangerous misogynist” by the UK advocacy group Hope Not to Hate, which has called for more social media companies to take him down from their platforms.

“Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok as it is regarded as a hateful ideology,” a spokesperson for TikTok explained. “We have been removing violative videos and accounts from our platform for weeks, and we are delighted to learn that other platforms are also taking action against this individual.”

In a previous version of this story, it was reported incorrectly that Tate’s account was active on TikTok when it was not. This is not the case. There was a parody account associated with it. As a result, the story has been corrected to reflect this information.