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Controversial Andrew Tate removed from Facebook and Instagram by Meta

Ryan Sidle

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Controversial Andrew Tate removed from Facebook and Instagram by Meta

Former kickboxer Andrew Tate has been removed from Facebook and Instagram, after Meta decided to ban the controversial social media star.

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Tate sprung to fame in 2016, when he was in Big Brother and then kicked off the show after a video of him attacking a woman surfaced, which he claimed was edited, saying it was "a total lie trying to make me look bad."

The former kickboxer has found fame more recently with controversial takes on social media, becoming popular on TikTok for his divisive views.

Tate doesn't even have an account on the popular platform, with videos of him, often on podcasts, being shared by his hoards of loyal followers.

Whilst he isn't on TikTok, the 35-year-old was on Facebook and Instagram but has now been banned 'for violating its policies on dangerous organisations and individuals,' although they have not given any further details.

LADbible has contacted a representative of Meta and Tate for comment.

Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Credit: @cobratate/Instagram
Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Credit: @cobratate/Instagram

The American had grown his Instagram following from one million as late as June with a meteoric rise to 4.7 million followers when his account was removed.

His words have been a cause for concern as he's been reported for misogynistic and sexist views, including saying women should 'bear responsibility' if they've been sexually assaulted.

Joe Mulhall, director of UK advocacy group Hope Not Hate told BBC News, "We've provided significant evidence to the major social media platforms, including Meta, about his activity and why he must be removed.

"We welcome Meta's swift action to remove Andrew Tate and we'll be putting pressure on TikTok to follow this example. They must act now to prevent further spread of these extremist views."

He added that Tate possessed a "genuine threat to young men, radicalising them towards extremism misogyny, racism and homophobia."

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The controversial social media star has even managed to turn Jake Paul into a face character, with the YouTuber turned boxer calling him out.

Paul mocked Tate on a recent podcast and called his fans 'virgins,' saying that they would all end up getting slapped by women, if they followed the controversial star's advice.

The younger Paul brother also talked about how he'd like to knock Tate out, or even allow his older brother Logan to get in the ring with his fellow American.

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Topics: MMA, Kickboxing

Ryan Sidle
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