Andrew Tate is back on Twitter targeting activist Greta Thunberg

Controversial online personality Andrew Tate has made a comeback on social media site Twitter, posting in support of the site’s new owner Elon Musk, but his return has raised some eyebrows online.
In what appeared to be a mocking video posted to the platform on Monday, former kickboxer Tate uploaded a compilation of climate activist Greta Thunberg’s famous speech to the United Nations, captioned “Go to school.”
The video shows fast cars, private planes and cigar smoking combined with Ms Thunberg’s speech at the 2019 UN climate summit.
As Ms Thunberg delivers her impassioned plea for action, the video shows Tate laughing in response to her comments about stealing dreams.
The Swedish activist rose to prominence in 2018 when she staged school strikes and became the face of the climate protection youth movement.
And Tate, 35, has become a prominent figure online, but he was banned from Twitter in 2017 for violating the terms of service after tweeting that rape victims “have a certain responsibility”.
In August this year, he was banned from YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok after violating the platforms’ hate speech policies.
Now he has returned to Twitter with messages about being the “last superhero of manhood” and proclaiming that he will save everyone.
Allan Ball, national director of White Ribbon Australia, which works to prevent men’s violence against women and children, said so the lining It’s amazing that Twitter reversed the ban.
“I worry about the message this sends to Australian men and young men in particular,” he said of concerns about the fallout from similar comments.
Tate recently shared travel posts that he’s on his way to Twitter’s headquarters to tell new owner Elon Musk that “he’s a legend.”
While some of his fans welcome his return to Twitter, others question his comeback to the platform.
Tate has a history of controversial online posts and has been criticized for its content.

“What we know at White Ribbon Australia is that young men are particularly interested in what he’s saying,” Mr Ball said the lining.

Verity Trott, Lecturer in Digital Media Research at Monash University in Melbourne, narrates the lining There’s a growing number of men who are susceptible to what she labeled online as misogynist beliefs.
“He’s trying to sell and convince users to play a trust game,” she said, commenting on Tate’s approach.

“However, what is concerning is the large following and reception Tate has received,” she said.

Ms Trott said it can be easy for men to express frustration at what she describes as hatred of women and racial minorities “rather than acknowledging the complexity of the challenges we face collectively in society and at a politically turbulent time”.
“Tate’s online content and business strategy is certainly not new,” she said.
“We’ve seen similar logic being modeled … for over a decade,” Ms. Trott said.
On his official website, Tate writes that he shares cold, hard truths, calling it “Tate Speech” rather than “Hate Speech.”
Mr Ball has encouraged Tate to reflect on his social media ban and use his platform to encourage kindness.
He commented that he had been banned “on every single app known to man.”
Tate invites audiences to connect with “ambitious men” to learn from them to improve their networks and fortunes.
Tate declares he is a self-made millionaire with the secrets of “modern wealth creation”.

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