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19th Aug 2022

Andrew Tate banned from Instagram and Facebook

Danny Jones

Andrew Tate banned from Facebook and Instagram

Bye bye

Controversial social media personality and former kickboxer Andrew Tate has been banned from Instagram and Facebook following action by holding company, Meta.

The ban was issued after it was deemed Tate, who has been accused of misogyny and promoting “rape culture”, had violated their terms of service and multiple social media policies.

The 35-year-old influencer, podcaster and ex-MMA fighter was already being investigated by TikTok after a large section of its user base demanded he was removed from the platform.

The American-born Brit and former kickboxer found fame in back in 2016, when he was booted out of Big Brother following a video of him appearing to attacking a woman and calling her “[his] whore” was leaked on the internet.

Regardless, he has been developing a cult following ever since, especially among impressionable young men. He had 4.7 million Instagram followers alone when the account was taken down.

He was already banned on Twitter back in 2017 following a number of inflammatory and problematic posts, including claims that “depression isn’t real”. It would seem he has now made it a clean sweep on the major social media platforms, bar TikTok.

Joe Mulhall, director of research at UK advocacy group Hope Not Hate, said Mr Tate “poses a genuine threat to young men, radicalising them towards extremism misogyny, racism and homophobia”.

The group went on to add: “We welcome Meta’s swift action to remove Andrew Tate and we’ll be putting pressure on TikTok to follow this example”.

Meta state that they removed the former athlete from their platforms on the grounds of “dangerous organisations and individuals” but are yet provide specific details.

We’re sure he’ll be sadly missed…

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