New Twitter owner Elon Musk’s “Freedom of Speech Policy” surfaced Friday as “Freedom Friday” focused on restoring many deleted accounts, including Donald Trump’s. One such recovered account was that of Andrew Tate. The controversial internet personality, who was banned from other social media platforms for her misogynist comments, has regained her 1.5million followers.
Speaking on the TalkTV show, hosted by Piers Morgan, Tate supported Elon Musk’s decision when asked about the changes he’s making with Twitter’s new ownership. Andrew Tate, largely unknown to the world, came to light after his profile exploded. He was later banned from across the social media spectrum and from sites like Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
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Why was Andrew Tate banned from social media?
Kickboxer-turned-influencer Andrew Tate started a new venture with Hustler’s University, an online course for men. There he taught classes in financial market and freelancing, which earned him millions of views on Tik-Tok and Instagram.
The former kickboxer’s comments about women led to him being ostracized from social media platforms. In 2017 he was kicked off Twitter for making a false claim about rape victims and how they take responsibility and put themselves in a situation where they are being attacked. It was an open attack on the #MeToo movement trending on Twitter. He claimed that married women were male property. Besides, they don’t have any “innate responsibility or honor” Because of this, he will never let women drive a vehicle.
This action resulted in Tate being banned from Twitter for violating their policies. Every other platform kicked the influencer for the same statement. After being removed from all the big giants, Tate moved to Rumble, a Youtube-like video-sharing platform.
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Andrew Tate is back on Twitter
On November 19, 2022, Tate got his Twitter handle back when owner Elon Musk announced a new policy. In an official tweet, Musk wrote: “New Twitter policy is freedom of expression, but not freedom of reach.”
The new Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.
Negative/hate tweets are maximally devalued and demonstrated, so no advertising or other revenue for Twitter.
You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically search for it, which is no different from the rest of the internet.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
On a talk show with Piers Morgan, Tate shed light on his thoughts on the idea of charging $8 for verification on Twitter, raised by Elon Musk under his new ownership.
To which Andrew Tate replied: “I think for a very long time social media companies have been living in an absolute fantasy of printing money out of thin air by charging people for pixels.”
He also commented on the growth of these big companies that have too many employees who he thinks are taking coffee breaks and doing nothing. He appreciated that Musk is a businessman who has the right to fire such employees to grow his business, although the criteria for doing so remain in the hands of the owner.
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