Andrew Tate banned from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, claims its ‘kind of flattering’

Social media influencer, former professional kickboxer and British ex-Big Brother star Andrew Tate has been banned from TikTok and Meta after they say that he violated numerous policies on each platform. Tate told a Twitch streamer that he felt the banning was “kind of flattering” to “some degree.”

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, says that Tate was banned from its platforms for “violating its policies regarding dangerous individuals and organizations and hate speech,” NPR reported. According to NPR, Tate has been banned from TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.

Tate has compared women to dogs and has blamed women for being in circumstances wherein they are raped. Meta said he was banned for violations of the big tech company’s terms of service on hate speech. Fans are still posting clips of Tate and his remarks.

On Instagram, Tate had amassed a following of 4.7 million people before his account was permanently suspended. TikTok says that they have permanently banned Tate’s account.

In a statement to the Washington Post, a TikTok representative said Tate’s account had been removed for violating the company’s policies that prohibit “content that attacks, threatens, incites violence, or dehumanizes an individual or group” based on attributes including gender.

“Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok,” a TikTok spokesperson told NPR. “Our investigation into this content is ongoing, as we continue to remove violative accounts and videos, and pursue measures to strengthen our enforcement, including our detection models, against this type of content.”

In response to his ban, Tate has claimed that he was “playing a comedic character,” and these videos have been taken out of context, according to the Daily Mail.

According to the Daily Mail, the 35-year-old influencer has amassed a multimillion dollar fortune through his social media content, which they say promotes “extreme misogyny” and is capable of “radicalizing” young men.

Responding to the ban, Tate told the Daily Mail, that he was “a fantastic role model for all people, both male and female,” adding that his accounts “would be a beacon of light, teaching people of all genders and races how to respect one another.”

“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.

“In the last two weeks I dedicated over 1million dollars to charities supporting women. I posted this on Instagram, but Instagram ignored it,” said Tate.

Tate continued on to say that “internet sensationalism” has created the idea that he is “anti-women,” but he stressed that “nothing could be further from the truth.”

“In the last two weeks I dedicated over 1million dollars to charities supporting women. I posted this on Instagram, but Instagram ignored it,” said Tate.

Tate told the Daily Mail that he has millions of fans around the, and that “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. Why?”

“With my Instagram page, I began to prove all of the negative narratives false and show the world tolerance. My fans would follow in my footsteps of tolerance and love and the world would become a better place,” Tate said.

Tate said that he had been receiving over 10,000 death threats per day on Instagram, but that the platform had ignored these threats.

“Somehow I am the villain, when all of my posts were bible verses and charitable donations. Banning me only inspires more internet hate mobs and more division. This will become a weapon of attack for different points of view for the foreseeable future,” Tate said.

In a Twitch livestream with Adin Ross, Tate said he felt “relieved” by the ban, saying that the “real world is a beautiful place,” adding that be has deleted more apps to experience the “real world” more often.

Activists had rallied around banning Tate, saying that his “misogynistic views” could result in “normalizing violence” against women while free speech advocates stated that it was another example of big tech censorship and suppression.

According to the Daily Mail, an investigation had been launched into Tate after a women accused him of people trafficking and rape.

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