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The murky online world of Andrew Tate and ‘pick-up artists’

Exclusive: The controversial influencer’s arrest last year prompted an outcry over his misogynist social media presence. But now, as he and his brother face a string of criminal charges in Romania, Maya Oppenheim finds their troubling videos are still freely available online

Sunday 02 July 2023 15:10 BST
<p>Andrew Tate’s videos can still be found within minutes online </p>

Andrew Tate’s videos can still be found within minutes online

Martinis, martinis, martinis, martinis,” he tells the camera, gesticulating wildly. “Bang, threesome. Slam them both.”

This is Andrew Tate, the misogynist influencer, preaching to his audience about how to recruit women to perform for webcams. Sitting in an unremarkable room, the former kickboxing world champion turned “success coach” exhorts viewers to get women drunk and stream content of themselves on an online pornography website.

It is more than six months since Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested in Romania, prompting an outcry over how easily accessible his vile content was for impressionable young Britons.

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