Instagram and Facebook have banned controversial online influencer and self-described misogynist Andrew Tate.

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The reality TV personality and former kickboxer were fired for breaking Meta rules.

Tate first gained attention after starring on the television programme Big Brother. 

He was fired from the programme after allegations that he had assaulted a woman outside of the programme surfaced.

Tate's official account on TikTok has also been suspended 

the company is attempting to delete any content about him that is against the rules.

He has drawn criticism for his social media posts, which domestic violence groups have referred to as "extreme sexism."

Tate identified himself as "absolutely a misogynist" in one YouTube video.

Tate, a vocal follower of the late president Donald Trump, has made appearances on several right-wing podcasts, such as the Alex Jones-hosted Infowars.