Andrew Tate has been banned from multiple social media platforms
CONTENT DISCLAIMER: This article is about rape and violence.
despicable human Andrew Tate was eventually banned from Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Good.
Meta said Initiated that the banning of Facebook and Instagram resulted from Tate’s violation of its policies on hate speech and “dangerous organizations and individuals”. This is a permanent ban and Tate will not be able to have a presence on either platform.
Somehow, Tate had 4.7 million Instagram followers tuned in to his content, including encouraging men to beat women to keep them online. Deeply concerning.
Instagram’s community guidelines state that it will “remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets individuals to degrade or humiliate them.”
It’s a line Tate crossed long ago, with domestic violence activists insisting that he be removed from Instagram for spreading his incredibly dangerous views.
A TikTok spokesperson also confirmed to Insider that Tate’s account with over 100,000 followers had been banned, saying “misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok.”
While the investigation into Tate’s content is “ongoing”, a quick search of the platform shows there are numerous fan accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers. TikTok uses technology to clean up any clips copied from Tate’s banned content and works to ensure it can’t appear on For You pages.
Earlier this week, Tate was a topic of conversation on The projectwhere the co-host Rachel Corbett called out TikTok’s failure to remove Tate’s misogynistic content. “When kids look at Instagram and TikTok, and the idea of 11.6 billion views as a hit, then it says, ‘Well, those views must be good, because look how famous he is. So I want to imitate that. It’s just very dangerous,” Corbett said.
“I feel like TikTok has a responsibility, especially if those are in their platform’s terms, to remove misogynistic posts. Don’t feed that any more and feed the beast.
Tate was suspended from Twitter in 2017 when he tweeted that women should “take some responsibility” for being raped. Tate’s YouTube still exists and the platform is earn millions in ad revenue from their content.
Tate reacted to the Facebook and Instagram ban by a long statement to The Mirror. He said his platform was “a beacon of light” where he could teach people how to “respect each other”, among other wild claims.
Excuse me while I vomit.