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Andrew Tate, an influencer and former professional kickboxer known for his misogynistic comments, has been banned from Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, confirmed to NPR that Tate has been banned from its platforms for violating its policies regarding dangerous individuals and organizations and hate speech. Tate, 35, had 4.7 million followers on Instagram before Meta pulled his official account.
TikTok told NPR that the company has permanently banned Tate’s account.
A spokesperson for NPR said, “Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok.” “Our investigation into this content is ongoing, as we continue to remove offending accounts and videos, and pursue actions to strengthen our app, including our disclosure forms, against this type of content.”
Tate drew internet fame after being removed from the show Big brother In 2016 after a video surfaced allegedly attacking a woman, according to BBC.
The BBC reported that Tate claimed the video was a “complete lie” that tried to make it look bad and was edited.
The influencer was permanently suspended from Twitter in 2017 after tweeting that sexually assaulted women bear some responsibility, according to NBC News.