Andrew Tate has come under serious fire on social media following his sexist remarks. Tate, who is a self-described misogynist, is now banned on YouTube and the channel associated with him is no longer there. This joins a slew of other platforms that banned him.

YouTube is only one of the many platforms that are taking action against Tate for his comments. He is already banned from other major social media platforms, namely Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

According to Bloomberg, Amazon’s gaming and streaming platform Twitch still hasn’t eliminated Tate. The bans that Tate is facing are due to him being in violation of policies that are centered around hate speech.

YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi revealed that if a channel gets terminated, the uploader loses any creative control over it. Tate was apparently in “multiple violations” of their policies, which also include hate speech policy. However, Tate’s spokesperson countered the bans with a statement.

There is a running contradiction in today’s society where men are encouraged to speak and be open/honest with how they feel but are generally met with a negative response to their truth. Banning Andrew Tate from these platforms might seem the answer, but it isn’t that simple. Removing Tate’s voice doesn’t allow for a kinder hate-free society.

Andrew Tate is a former American kickboxing champion. Tate’s wide popularity is a result of the multi-dimensionality of his content, as he has a wide array of views on a lot of things.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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