According to Meta, the controversial influencer Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram as of Friday. Tate, 35, was banned from both platforms for breaking Meta's rules involving undesirable organizations and individuals, according to Meta. According to the BBC, the former professional kickboxer had 4.7 million Instagram followers before the suspension.
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Tate said he doesn't really know why he was banned from the platforms, but he trusts "due process" during a Twitch stream with well-known streamer Adin Ross.
I'm not furious with them in any way, he declared. "I don't feel like I lost anything. I don't use it very frequently. But I understand their perspective.
Tate originally gained notoriety when competing on "Big Brother (U.K.)" in 2016, when he kicked off the program due to a video that claimed to show him assaulting a lady. According to the BBC, he said that the footage was manipulated and "a pure fake attempting to make myself appear terrible."
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Since then, he has gained notoriety across the world for espousing sexist beliefs and disparaging women in many venues. He was suspended from Twitter in 2017 after making one of his contentious remarks, which was that women "have culpability" for being sexually attacked. At the same time, several charges against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein were surfacing. He has also described how a guy should have "control" over a woman he is dating and has labeled women as being "intrinsically lethargic."
He has recently emerged as a towering figure to viewers on TikTok and YouTube, two platforms that are incredibly well-liked among youngsters.
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CBS News confirmed Friday that a Tate-related account on TikTok has been permanently blocked, but the business claims it is continuing to step up enforcement against videos in which Tate espouses abhorrent ideas. Those videos were posted by several accounts. On TikTok, videos featuring the hashtag #andrewtate have received almost 13 billion views.
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A business spokeswoman told CBS News in a statement that "Misogyny is a vile ideology that is not permitted on TikTok." As we continue to delete violative accounts and videos and seek methods to enhance our enforcement, including our detection models, against this sort of content, our investigation into this content is ongoing.
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Tate has a popular YouTube channel with over 750,000 subscribers. We contacted Tate to see whether it had any plans to respond, but we did not receive a response right enough.