Andrew Tate banned from Facebook and Instagram

Controversial online influencer and self-described misogynist Andrew Tate has been banned from Meta platforms Instagram and Facebook.

He had 4.7 million Instagram followers at the time his account was removed.

The decision has been hailed by a number of campaign groups which claim Mr Tate "poses a genuine threat" to young people.

Tate first rose to prominence after appearing on the TV show Big Brother in 2016

The multi-millionaire also runs an online pyramid scheme called Hustlers University, which claims to teach people how to make money.

He also received backlash in 2017 when, at the height of the #MeToo movement

His content has exploded on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, fueled by a loyal following of young fans who are absorbing his every word.

In April of 2022 police raided his home in connection with a sex trafficking investigation

Tate has an active YouTube channel with more than 750,000 subscribers