YouTube has become the latest platform to ban controversial influencer Andrew Tate for violating hate speech rules.
The ban comes days after the former kickboxer, considered a “threat to young men”, had Official account removed from Facebook and Instagram for violating policies around dangerous individuals, parent company Meta speak.
Mr Tate rose to fame when he appeared on Big Brother in 2016 – but was later kicked out of the show after a video surfaced online showing him apparently assaulting a woman with a belt.
He claims the clip has been edited.
But he was engulfed in broader controversy after making a series of comments insulting women, including suggesting that women “take some responsibility” for being assaulted, leading to a Twitter ban.
His “harmful content” went viral “like wildfire” on social media – with Instagram The account accumulated four million followers before closing.
Channels associated with him have been removed from YouTube for “repeated violations” of the community guidelines and terms of service, including the hate speech policy, a spokesperson said in a statement issued to Bloomberg.
“If a channel is terminated, the uploader cannot use, own or create any other YouTube channels,” they added.
The social media platform acted after backlash against many millionaires from online safety and anti-hate campaigners.
They repeatedly warned about the dangers of his commentary and how his content was widely re-shared.
Joe Mulhall, director of research at Hope Not Hate, said: “We are delighted that after discussions with YouTube and our public campaign, they have permanently deleted his account.
“Andrew Tate’s YouTube account is a huge source of malicious content that spreads like wildfire across the internet.”
However, Mr Mulhall called on the big tech platforms to do more to “make the internet a safe place”.
“Deleting Tate’s account from platforms doesn’t automatically remove his content,” he added.
Mr Tate has no official staff TikTok but his clips are growing in popularity, with the hashtag of his name being clicked 13 billion times – urging the platform to do more to stop the spread of “dangerous content”.
TikTok said on Friday that it had been deleting Mr Tate’s videos and accounts linked to him for “weeks” – and vowed to continue to do so.
A spokesperson for the platform said: “Misogyny is a hate ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok.”