Andrew Tate Banned From Social Media Platforms: NPR
Andrew Tate, influencer and former professional kickboxer known for his misogynistic remarks, has been banned from Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, confirmed to NPR that Tate was banned from its platforms for violating its policies regarding dangerous individuals and organizations and hate speech. Tate, 35, had attracted 4.7 million followers on Instagram before Meta deleted his official account.
TikTok told NPR that the company has permanently banned Tate’s account.
“Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok,” a spokesperson told NPR. “Our investigation into this content is ongoing, as we continue to remove non-compliant accounts and videos, and take steps to strengthen our enforcement, including our detection models, against this type of content.”
Tate shot to internet fame after being dropped from the show Big brother in 2016 following a video that surfaced in which he allegedly assaulted a woman, according to the bbc.
Tate claimed the video was “a total lie” that attempted to make him look bad and was edited out, the BBC reported.
The influencer was permanently suspended from Twitter in 2017 after he tweeted that sexually assaulted women bear some responsibility, according to BNC News.