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Controversial influencer Andrew Tate banned from Instagram and Facebook

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate was banned from Facebook and Instagram, Meta said on Friday. I checked with CBS News. According to 

Meta, Tate, 35, has been removed from both platforms for violating his Meta's policies regarding dangerous organizations and individuals. According to the BBC, the former professional kickboxer had 4.7 million followers on Instagram before he was banned. 

Tate discussed the banning of the Twitch stream with popular streamer Adin Ross, stating that he didn't know exactly why he was banned from the platform, citing trust. 

"I'm never angry with them," he said. "It's not a big loss for me. It's not something I use very often. But I understand their position." 

On Adin Ross' Twitch stream, Andrew Tate revealed that he is unaware of what caused his Instagram and Facebook accounts to be banned today

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He has since expressed misogynistic views on various platforms,and criticized women. In 2017, he was suspended from Twitter for his controversial comments. because he said women were "responsible" for being sexually assaulted, he also called women "inherently lazy" and said that men were harassing women they were dating. 

In recent years, he has become a towering figure among viewers on TikTok and YouTube, two sites that ,are overwhelmingly popular with teens. 

TikTok has permanently banned accounts associated with Tate. , CBS News said Friday that it continues to tighten its crackdown on videos of Tate expressing hateful ideology, which were uploaded from different accounts.Hashtags Videos with #andrewtate have over 13 billion views on TikTok. 

"Misogyny is a hateful ideology and will not be tolerated on TikTok," a company spokesperson told his CBS News in a statement. “Investigations into this content are ongoing. We continue to remove offending accounts and videos and are pursuing steps to increase enforcement, including detection models for this type of content.” 

CBS News also reached out to Google. Tate has active his YouTube channel with over 750,000 subscribers. However, there was no immediate reply. 

Christopher Brito

Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories involving issues of race and culture. increase.

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