Andrew Tate, a former professional kickboxer who frequently made misogynistic comments about women online, has been barred in the last week from Facebook, YouTube and TikTok after concerns about his influence on his millions of followers escalated.
Meta and YouTube have already taken down Tate’s account
Mr. Tate, 35, first gained mainstream media attention after appearing on the reality television show Big Brother in 2016. He has since carved out a space online where he claims to know the secrets to wealth and makes hateful comments.
Among Mr. Tate’s comments, he has said women who are raped are partially responsible for the attacks, described in detail how he might attack women and criticized people who seek mental health treatment.
In a YouTube video posted on Tuesday, Mr. Tate addressed the social media bans and said clips of his comments had been taken out of context.