Overreaction or too late: Meta cancels Andrew Tate

The former Big Brother contestant insists he is not “anti-woman” and his words have been taken out of context. 

Andrew Tate is hitting back at critics in the face of his Instagram and Facebook ban, saying accusations he is “anti-woman” could not be “further from the truth”.

Meta reportedly removed Tate for violating guidelines around “dangerous organisations and individuals.”

The Oz is not suggesting Andrew Tate has broken the law.

He had almost 5 million followers on Instagram when his account was removed.

Tate said it is “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.”

“I was receiving over 10,000 death threats a day on the platform. Instagram ignored it. 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,” told the Mirror Fighting. 

The e-Safety commission told The Oz it had not received a single official complaint about Andrew Tate.

Tate was permanently banned from Twitter in 2016 for violating the platform’s guidelines. 

He does not have a verified TikTok account of his own, but videos of him, often speaking into a podcast microphone, are shared widely by other users. 

Viral videos show Tate saying victims should “bear some responsibility” for rape and that women are “property” of men. 

Asked if they agreed with the e-safety commissioner that social media giants needed to do more to address online safety and improve reporting processes for users, a spokesperson for TikTok said: “The safety and wellbeing of the TikTok community is our top priority, which is why we engage collaboratively with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and other government agencies to ensure our platform is a safe and positive environment.”

Tate, a Big Brother UK contestant in 2015, was removed from the show after a video of him striking a woman with a belt surfaced, which Tate claims is “consensual role play.”

READ MORE: Why young men can’t get enough of Andrew Tate

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