On Friday, TikTok banned Andrew Tate, an influencer with a history of making inappropriate remarks. Numerous fanpages that share his videos are still active on the site despite the prohibition. A search turned up over 20 accounts that only posted Tate footage, all of which had over 10,000 followers. For daily email delivery of the newest tech news and scoops, subscribe to our newsletter. On Friday, TikTok banned the influencer Andrew Tate, who has gained notoriety online for his viral videos featuring sexist remarks and self-help advice geared toward men. The network of well-liked Tate fanpages, which disseminated his clips and racked up millions of views and helped propel him into ubiquity this year, was not addressed by the ban, though.
There are at least 20 fan accounts with over 10,000 followers each that are dedicated to sharing Tate videos when you search “andrewtate” on TikTok. Tate’s videos are still readily accessible on the platform, even if they might not comply with TikTok’s rules against hate speech.
Numerous films were uploaded to Tate’s now-defunct official account, but they frequently only earned a few thousand views.
The most well-liked Tate videos have been posted by fan channels like “tateprof” (86,000 followers) and “atate clips_,” both of which are still active as of Monday afternoon despite Tate’s suspension. Other channels with millions of likes that provide videos of Tate include “tates.kingdom,” “tateindigo,” “luxurylifestyletate,” “cobratatedomination,” and “cobrarole,” among many others.
Tate, a 35-year-old former kickboxer and contestant on a reality TV show, developed a steady presence on social media sites recently as he spread his misogynist viewpoint via podcasts and YouTube videos. Although some of the most popular videos on the platform make fun of Tate, the hashtag “AndrewTate” has had over 13 billion views.
Insider was previously informed by a TikTok official that the company’s inquiry into content relating to Tate was “ongoing.” The platform’s community guidelines, which define misogyny as a “hateful ideology” and forbid it, are being searched for using technology, according to TikTok. Tate had more than 4 million followers on Facebook and Instagram under the handle “cobratate,” which Meta on Friday also banned.
At least two well-known Tate fanpages, “frequency.clips” and “tate grindset,” which Insider previously reported had gathered over 100,000 and 130,000 followers, respectively, seem to have been removed by TikTok since Tate’s ban.
These fan channels frequently post brief clips of Tate discussing ladies or offering general wealth and self-motivation advice. Insider watched a number of videos uploaded by fan accounts that featured this type of commentary despite TikTok banning Tate for having misogynistic content. These videos included Tate saying that he wouldn’t let a woman drive his car, that “female self-defense is bullshit,” and that women are only capable of screaming and running.
Insider reached out to TikTok for comment regarding these videos that appear to violate the platform’s misogynistic policy as well as the copycat accounts that shared Tate’s videos, but they have not yet done so.
Others were encouraged to post TATE’s content through his “HUSTLER’S UNIVERSITY” website. Tate has been active online for years, but in recent months his popularity has exploded thanks to viral podcast clips, a large following, and his hypermasculine ideals. 18-19-year-old women are preferred over 20-somethings because “they’ve gone through less dick,” according to some widely distributed clips in which Tate discusses how he has to have dominance over women.
Many of the fan pages invite visitors to sign up for Hustlers University, a website offering financial guidance that Tate founded in 2021. Critics accuse the have accused project of being a fraud that uses multi-level marketing-style strategies to increase the influencer’s profile because members get paid a portion of referral fees when others utilize their affiliate links. To enroll, members must pay a monthly charge of $49.
Tate has previously stirred criticism online frequently. He received mockery in 2017 for stating that depression is not a real condition and for arguing that rape victims must “carry some blame.”
Far-right personalities like Infowars host Alex Jones and “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich have praised the influencer. According to Alexander Reid Ross, a Portland State University professor and expert on far-right organizations, Tate’s meteoric rise may have served as motivation for other outlaws who want to capitalize on the “Tate phenomenon” and expand their fan bases.
In recent weeks, a number of organizations, notably anti-extremism and women’s rights organizations, had urged TikTok to take action against Tate’s content. While removing Tate’s main account from TikTok was a start in the right direction, according to Joe Mulhall, director of research at the anti-extremism group Hope Not Hate, it wasn’t enough.
Mulhall tweeted, “Our issue has always been his stuff posted by others. “That’s why we’re still asking that all Andrew Tate content be deleted,”