Will Andrew Tate be removed from TikTok and YouTube? Influencer banned from Facebook and Instagram
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate was banned from Facebook and Instagram on Friday after being found guilty of breaking the platforms’ Community Guidelines. Meta, the company that owns the two social media giants has confirmed that the 35-year-old is “violating its policies” with its misogynistic content.
Nick Lowles of campaign group Hope not Hate welcomed the news and called on other companies to do more to stop him and others spreading dangerous ideologies gaining a platform.
“Incredible news!” lowles wrote. “Violent misogynist Andrew Tate has been removed from Facebook and Instagram (where he had 4 million followers). Twitter deleted it this morning. Please sign the Hope not Hate petition for other social media giants to take it down.
Has Andrew Tate been removed from YouTube?
While Meta moved to remove Tate’s accounts, YouTube has yet to take any significant steps to curb the spread of the former kickboxer’s content. It might come as a surprise in the face of the self-proclaimed misogynist’s extreme ideology, but his widely viewed videos earn the site some serious ad revenue.
A report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) studied 47 videos in which Tate displayed “extreme misogyny” and found that nine featured paid advertising. Brands such as Vans shoes, Schwarzkopf hair products and Google Ads were displayed alongside Tate content.
Tate has received 12.8 million views on a video in which he calls a former partner who accused him of assault “a dumb hoe”. In another, which has been viewed 3.3 million times, he states that “being territorial” over women is a component of “being a man.”
Social Analytics Company Social Blade estimates that these all videos studied, which received 234 million views, would have racked up around $4 million in annual ad revenue.
Has Andrew Tate been removed from TikTok?
In line with Facebook and Instagram, a TikTok spokesperson confirmed that the platform had deactivated Tate’s account. The company said Tate’s misogynistic content “is not tolerated on TikTok” and that its “investigation into this content is ongoing.”
But while deleting Tate’s account is a major milestone, his own profile had only racked up around 100,000 followers. However, her legion of young fans were crafting their own content from Tate videos which spread far more fiercely across the platform.
The hashtag #AndrewTate has received over 12.7 billion views.
To combat the spread of this TikTok content told the insider that it used technology that would remove Tate clips that were banned and prevent other videos from appearing on For You discovery pages for users.
It remains to be seen how successful this effort will be in addressing the growing problem of misogynistic and extremist views on the platform.