People demand TikTok removes 'misogynistic' Andrew Tate videos
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People are demanding that TikTok remove ‘misogynistic’ Andrew Tate videos from the platform.
Now, some TikTok users are calling on the platform to make a stop to the circulation of his videos that share views to audience members who may be as young as 13 years old.
One social media user contacted the platform on Twitter to ask: “@tiktok_us How can I remove Andrew Tate from my feed?,” while another asked: “Is there a way to permanently remove Andrew Tate from my TikTok feed?”
“While some panic about drag queens reading to children, this guy is running havoc on TikTok. I first heard about him when a student mentioned her younger brother started calling girls in his classroom 'females' cuz of Andrew Tate,” someone else said.
While some panic about drag queens reading to children, this guy is running havoc on TikTok. I first heard about him was when a student mentioned her younger brother started calling girls in his classroom “females” cuz of Andrew Tate. https://t.co/sbzIhwb7Go— João Florêncio (@NoisyBits) August 6, 2022
Another person tweeted: “I will pay a billion dollars to anyone who will come up with an algorithm that will remove Andrew Tate content from my TikTok page."
As of late, Tate has been reported to receive more Google searches than Donald Trump or Kim Kardashian for his sweeping statements on divisible topics, prompting domestic abuse charities to launch further action against the social media star.
Zainab Gulamali who works for domestic abuse charity Women's Aid, told UNILAD his 'derogatory comments' are 'unacceptable'.
I will pay a billion dollars to anyone who will come up with an algorithm that will remove Andrew Tate content from my tiktok page— Dr.Drake Ramoray (@kiptobennn) July 3, 2022
Gulamali said: "Making derogatory comments and videos about abusing women is as dangerous as it is unacceptable: this normalises the misogynistic and sexist attitudes which are at the root of all violence against women and girls. We know that violence against women and girls is a spectrum, running from sexist comments and ‘banter’, right through to horrifically violent crimes and murder.
“Sexist actions and language that reinforce women’s inequality have been tolerated for too long. It is vital that we all challenge these deep-rooted misogynistic attitudes, which normalise women being emotionally abused, belittled, and controlled, as well as physically harmed.”
A spokesperson for TikTok told UNILAD: "Misogyny and other hateful ideologies and behaviours are not tolerated on TikTok, and we are working to review this content and take action against violations of our guidelines. We continually look to strengthen our policies and enforcement strategies, including adding more safeguards to our recommendation system, as part of our work to keep TikTok a safe and inclusive space for our community."
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact The Survivor’s Trust for free on 08088 010 818, or through their website thesurvivorstrust.org