Andrew Tate Has Finally Been Deplatformed and It’s Working

Andrew Tate: The man, the myth, the legendary cringe-generator, might be over. This is thanks to him being deplatformed by Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Yup, that’s right, you no longer have to endure this man’s bland misogyny on these platforms. Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta told The Guardian that “dangerous organisations and individuals” get banned and inferred that Tate was a dangerous individual. 

Moreover, a TikTok spokesperson told this publication, “Misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok.” They also asserted, “We’ve been removing violative videos and accounts for weeks, and we welcome the news that other platforms are also taking action against this individual.”

But the deplatforming doesn’t end there. Google’s YouTube platform has also stopped the Tate train from leaving the station. In a comment that Google provided the BBC, they said, “We terminated channels associated with Andrew Tate for multiple violations of our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service, including our hate speech policy.”

Google additionally noted, “If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own or create any other YouTube channels.”

Tate has become infamous for spewing a lot of horrendous yet cliched bile about women over the years. But I am not going to outline any of his talking points here. Why? Because if it’s not worthy of being shared by your racist uncle, why would it be worth being shared here? 

Tate Is Spiralling

In an interview Tate did with Adin Ross, a Twitch streamer, the live chat was full of folks calling him a loser for being banned on Instagram. Moreover, Tate couldn’t keep his story straight. He leaped between saying that his words were taken out of context, he was joking, but if he was serious, then would that be the worst thing ever? The whole chat was a clown car crashing into a dumpster fire.

To add insult to injury, Ross made fun of Tate once the interview was over. “Your Instagram got banned and you’re never getting it back,” joked Ross. “The number one most viewed app in the world, and you’re banned on it. Get it back. Get a private jet, take a yacht, go to the Instagram headquarters. Demand it, and they’re going to shut you down.”

The deplatforming is working. It’s hitting Tate where he’s the most vulnerable. It’s a punch to  the middle of his ego. 

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Does Deplatforming Work?

In 2015, if you were to say that the alt-righters Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos were going to become irrelevant, you would have been 100 percent jeered. These men had everything. They were making followers and money on the daily, all while posting similar messages to that of Tate. Seriously, if you think Tate was the peak of misogyny or misinformation, then find some screenshots of what Jones and Yiannopoulos were spewing around this time. But also, don’t. 

However, these dudes have fallen off hard. While Jones has recently been reported on for eating some dirt in a lawsuit, he’s not making waves every day. Meanwhile, Yiannopoulos was exposed in 2021 by Indy100 for shilling Catholic Iconography on a minuscule YouTube channel. Are these men still controlling culture? Are they leading the alt-right to victory? Hardly.

Their fall from prominence is somewhat thanks to being deplatformed on Facebook and Instagram. This happened in 2019 and was discussed by the likes of The Guardian.

And sure, the fact that they were deplatformed wasn’t the only factor that led to them disappearing. But it certainly didn’t help. When they said heinous poppycock, they had fewer platforms they could defend their poor choices on. Furthermore, not enough of their audience supported them after their respective deplatformings. They might have dropped out of the spotlight due to the inconvenience of being able to hear them. 

So, will Tate follow a similar path? Whelp, it’s honestly too early to tell. Nevertheless, if I was regrettably and tragically this man, I’d be sweating in my tasteless cigar chair.

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