Numerous social media giants including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube nuked the accounts of popular online figure Andrew Tate on the charge of promoting “Hate Speech” against women.
The unpersoning of controversial influencer Andrew Tate began when Meta, the parent company of both Facebook and Instagram banned Tate for violating its policies on “misogynistic content.”
NBC News reported that a Meta spokesman informed them “that the company removed Tate’s official accounts from the social media platforms for violating the company’s polices on dangerous organizations and individuals.” Tate previously had 4.7 million followers on Instagram.
Soon after, the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok followed suit by removing Tate who had amassed 13.7 billion views on the platform.
A TikTok spokesman told The Independent, “Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok. We’ve been removing violative videos and accounts for weeks, and we welcome the news that other platforms are also taking action against this individual,
TikTok also said they are actively using technology to remove duplicated clips of Tate’s content from being shared by other accounts unrelated to Tate.
YouTube is the latest platform to permanently ban the former kickboxer, claiming he breached their rules on hate speech.
The Google-owned video platform said that channels associated with Mr. Tate had been removed for breaching its terms of service. YouTube’s Ivy Choi explained, “We terminated channels associated with Andrew Tate for multiple violations of our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service, including our hate speech policy.”
Choi also added, “If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own or create any other YouTube channels.”
The 35-year-old former kickboxer has gained notoriety on social media in recent months for his bold views on men, women, and relationships in general.
Tate has been featured on numerous online podcasts discussing relationships and gender roles and he has taken a lot of heat for telling men not to court “low-value women.”
In a statement issued to The Independent, Tate said, “As a success coach, I talk about avoiding low-value people. I often teach men to avoid friends who take drugs or only watch TV. I teach them to find good male friends and role models, and also say to avoid toxic people as a whole.”
“This means I also say to avoid toxic women, as well as toxic men. Everybody ignores everything I say about avoiding bad men and only says I dislike women for saying avoid bad women. It has nothing to do with hate for women. It’s simply about good and bad people. My mother is my hero,” he stated.
In an email statement sent to NBC News he also said, “It is very unfortunate that old videos of me, where I was playing a comedic character, have been taken out of context and amplified to the point where people believe absolutely false narratives about me.”
He further detailed that “the media is spinning a false image of me, on repeat, and instagram bowing to pressure is a massive shame.”
“I will always have millions of fans around the world and my platform would be a beacon of light, teaching people of all genders and races how to respect one another for years to come. Now these fans can not learn important lessons of love,” Tate added.
Tate’s opinions have been targeted by “online safety” and “anti-hate campaign groups” for months as they claimed that his views on women and relationships are dangerous to society.
However, supporters of Tate were quick to point out that Tate’s only crime was becoming popular on the internet pointing out the problems between men and women. Tate’s public persona has been very critical of the media agenda to destroy masculinity and make men weak in order to make them easier to control.
“You need to understand that the world you live in as a man in my personal view has been very purposely constructed in a way to destroy your masculine power and support networks. It’s not a coincidence that the things are on TV or on TV,” Tate stated during an interview with the FreshandFit YouTube channel.
He continued, “Revolutions are nothing more than groups of men in one place, that’s all revolutions have ever been and as they get more authoritarian and tyrannical the last thing they want is brave strong men.”
“Nobody is concerned with male happiness on any level, they don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be a miserable slave in a tax bracket. They want men who are afraid of wives stuck at home paying taxes with kids who don’t respect them and they can’t get divorced because they’ll lose the house. They’re trying to turn men into slaves because that’s all you’re good for,” he asserted.
Hope Not Hate, a UK-based group that claims to take action against far-right extremism, launched a petition in August calling for Tate to be banned from social media and tech platforms.
“The effect that Tate’s brand of vitriolic misogyny can have on the young male audience is deeply concerning,” the group said in its petition. “We also know that misogyny can be a gateway to other extreme and discriminatory views, and there is a serious danger that some people, sucked in by his sexist content, will align with his wider far-right politics.”
While these social media and technology companies are banning Andrew Tate, all of them still platform individuals who promote child mutilation and castration. Just last week Libs of TikTok exposed transgender activist Eli Erlick who was running a drug trafficking operation through Instagram in order to send individuals drugs in order to help them “transition.”
YouTube hosted a video from Boston Children’s Hospital before the hospital deleted it explaining how they mutilate young girls.
Twitter user Billboard Chris shared the video to Twitter.
Boston Children’s Hospital will cut off flesh from a girl’s forearm or thigh, and remake that into a non-functioning penis.
The first step is to remove her uterus. pic.twitter.com/FyFNh4g31V
— Billboard Chris 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@BillboardChris) August 14, 2022
And on TikTok, a woman by the username drleslie called for child mutilation under the guise of “gender affirming care.”
She says, “Giving gender affirming care to transgender children is medically necessary and supports their health and well-being.” In another video she encourages children to seek out this care without their parents oversight or even knowing about it.
Minnesota family physician says we need to give trans children puberty blockers, HRT, and transition surgeries. She also encourages teens to seek healthcare without parents pic.twitter.com/ReOYVQd6vB
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 15, 2022
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