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Logan Paul Says Andrew Tate’s Rhetoric Is “More Dangerous Than You Can Imagine”



The YouTuber went on to argue that social media companies were acting within their authority by banning Tate. 

Logan Paul Calls Out Andrew Tate

YouTuber Logan Paul warned that online personality Andrew Tate is spreading a “hateful” agenda and criticized fellow creators who give those ideas a platform. 

Tate has exploded on social media over the last several months for spewing misogynistic rhetoric to an audience of primarily teen boys and young men. By mid-August, videos of Tate had racked up over 11 billion views on TikTok. 

Some of the most viral clips of Tate show him saying that rape victims should bear some “responsibility” for what happened to them. He has also said that men “must have a degree of authority” over the women they date and argued that if a woman is dating a man, they “belong to” him.

He said he would respond to a woman who accused him of cheating by going to “bang out the machete, boom in her face, and then grip her up by the neck.”

As his concerning messages began to spread online, so did discussions about how to limit his influence. Social media companies like Meta, TikTok and YouTube responded by banning him (had had previously been booted from Twitter), but fan accounts still re-upload and share his remarks. 

On a Tuesday episode of his podcast, Paul said that creators with large audiences should avoid giving air to Tate.

“I don’t feel like platforming this guy. I don’t feel like giving him the blessing of being my dance partner in the ring,” Paul, now most famous for his boxing bouts, said on “Impaulsive.” “Especially after the social media platforms have made it very clear how they feel about this guy. And I would even put a little call-out here to fellow creators, and even [KSI], like, you wanna re-platform this guy? Anyone, you wanna have him on your shows, you want to give him another opportunity to speak and spread his agenda?”

Concerns About Platforming Hate

Paul’s remarks come at a time when many major creators have opted to share the online stage with Tate. Paul’s brother, Jake, tweeted that while he does not “roll with Andrew Tate,” he does “roll with freedom of speech”. Hen then shared a link to a video Tate made in response to his social media bans. 

YouTuber and boxer KSI also suggested he wanted to fight Tate. While that act does not condone his messaging, many criticized such an idea as it would still give Tate public visibility. 

Paul thinks that by giving Tate any platform, creators are giving him room to widen his reach and message. He is concerned about the consequences of this. 

“The shit that Andrew Tate is saying will have a ripple effect much more dangerous than you can imagine,” he argued. “Because his narrative is truly hateful. His rhetoric has extreme negative energy in it, and it will affect impressionable young people in a way that will not show until years from now and it is dangerous.” 

He then defended the social media companies who opted to expel Tate. 

“Freedom of speech, go for it brother, you can say whatever you want. Go in the courtyard in the mall, stand on the table, and say whatever you want,” Paul said. “But when you are now at the mercy of, you know, an organization that has brought you the visibility that you so desperately seek, and now you want to not play by the rules? Like, that’s just not going to work.” 

Paul continued to question where the line should be drawn when it comes to shutting down personalities who spread dangerous ideas online. 

“So where is your line in the sand?” he asked. “Do we want to let Andrew Tate keep doing this before his subscribers of little fucking TikTok schoolboys start doing negative bad shit to women?” 

“How bad do we want to let it get? When we know where it’s going to lead, you know how this ends.” 

His co-host Mike Majlak agreed that Tate’s popularity has already had an impact on young men. 

“The jokes about violence towards women, about, you know, that type of activity, are at a height right now,” Majlak said.

On TikTok, teachers have already begun posting videos explaining how Tate has impacted the behavior of their young male students. Domestic violence organizations have also expressed concern, claiming they fear his words could inspire men to harm women. 

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Andrew Tate to Remain in Romanian Detention After Losing Appeal



The controversial influencer, accused of sex trafficking and organized crime, has maintained his innocence. 

Appeal Rejected

A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld a judge’s decision to extend influencer Andrew Tate’s arrest another 30 days.

The judge initially tacked the extra time onto his detention on Jan. 20. According to BBC News, the judge cited “the capacity…of the defendants to exercise permanent psychological control over the victims, including by resorting to constant acts of violence”.

Tate appealed that decision alongside his brother and two others, all of whom were arrested as part of an ongoing sex trafficking and organized crime investigation. The court’s Wednesday decision rejected that appeal, meaning Tate and the other accused individuals will remain in custody until at least Feb. 27. 

Investigators claim that Tate lured victims under the guise of a romantic relationship, only to place them under surveillance and force them to make pornographic content. Tate has denied the accusations. 

“You know I’m innocent,” Tate said to reporters Wednesday morning while walking into the courtroom.

“Ask them for evidence and they will give you none,” he added while leaving court. “Because it doesn’t exist. You’ll find out the truth of this case soon.” 

Tate’s Controversial Online Presence

Ever since December his arrest, Tate’s Twitter account has continued to post sometimes cryptic messages about the investigation into him. 

“Would your life be fine without you?” he tweeted on Tuesday, one day before his appeal was rejected. “In Romania. They can steal your life without a trial. They do not need evidence, In this system, innocent men return to ruined lives. My life outside is fine. But for most men, 6 months detained and their whole life will crumble.”

Tate is a controversial online figure famous for spreading violent misogyny to his often young male followers. He has been banned by a number of social media platforms for his drastic remarks, including one where he said rape victims should “bear responsibility” for the assault they endured. 

Tate and his brother recently added high-profile lawyer Tina Glandian to their defense team. Glandian has previously represented celebrities like Chris Brown, Jussie Smollett, and Kesha. 

On Wednesday, she said there is a “lack of evidence against the Tate brothers.”

“So far the system has failed,” she said, via the Associated Press.

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QTCinderalla Vows to Sue Deepfake Website: “Constant Objectification” is “Exhausting”



The streamer said that anyone who chooses to view nonconsensual deepfake porn is “the problem.”

QTCinderella Plans Legal Action

Twitch streamer QTCinderalla said during a Monday stream that she is going to sue the maker of a website that hosts explicit deepfake images of herself and other content creators. 

“I promise you, with every part of my fucking soul, I am going to sue you,” QTCinderella, whose real name is Blaire, said through tears. 

Blaire went live after fellow streamer Atrioc accidentally revealed on Twitch that he had an open tab to a website that hosts deepfake porn. Graphic images of high-profile female streamers were visible his browser, and the website also includes deepfakes of more creators, including Blaire. 

Atrioc apologized for accessing deepfake images on a website that promotes explicit content of his female streaming colleagues. He claimed that he got “morbidly curious” and “clicked something” after falling down an artificial intelligence rabbit hole online. 

“It’s gross,” he said. “It’s gross and I’m sorry.” 

In the past, Blaire has talked about having to pay services thousands of dollars to remove graphic deepfake content that has been posted without her consent. Despite those efforts, it is an issue she still has to deal with on a regular basis. 

“Fuck the fucking Internet,” she said during her Monday stream. “Fuck the constant objectification and exploitation of women, it’s exhausting.”

“Fuck Atrioc for showing it to thousands of people,” she continued. “Fuck the people DMing me pictures of myself from that website.” 

The Objectification of Female Streamers

Blaire said that it “should not be a part of [her] job” to constantly fight for this content to be removed from the Internet, nor should it be her job to deal with the onslaught of harassment that comes with the dissemination of these fabricated images. 

“If you are able to look at women who are not selling themselves or benefiting off of being seen sexually — they’re not benefiting, they’re not selling it, they’re not platforming it themselves — if you are able to look at that, you are the problem,” she said. “You see women as an object.” 

On Twitter, she explained that the repercussions of these deepfakes go far beyond exploitation and violation. 

“The amount of body dysmorphia I’ve experienced since seeing those photos has ruined me,” she said. 

She was far from the only person to call out how invasive it is to post or consume deepfake content of people who did not consent to being depicted in a sexual manner. 

“Stop sexualizing people without their consent,” Pokimane, who is also among the female streamers featured on the site, said. “That’s it, that’s the tweet.”

No one should have themselves be put on a deepfake porn website w/o their consent and it’s fucking disgusting at the men who are making light of this shit. fucking despicable,” another person wrote.

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Britney Spears Asks For Privacy After Fans Called Cops to Conduct a Wellness Check on Her



Fans said they were concerned after the singer deleted her Instagram account.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated to include a statement from Britney Spears

Fans Call 911

Britney Spears said her fans “went a little too far” after some called the police to conduct a wellness check on her. 

The fans, many fueled by online conspiracy theories, were concerned about Spears because she deleted her Instagram account. While this is something the singer has done multiple times in the past, her fans thought she had left secret signals in her last post suggesting she needed help.

Some even posted videos of them calling emergency services on TikTok, a platform that is full of conspiracy videos about Spears. 

“I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my privacy was invaded,” Spears wrote in a statement on Thursday, citing “prank phone calls” that were made to police.

According to Spears, officers did not enter her home because once they got to her gate, they “quickly realized there was no issue and left immediately.”

“This felt like I was being gaslit and bullied once the incident made it to the news and being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media,” Spears continued. “During this time in my life, I truly hope the public and my fans who I care so much about can respect my privacy moving forward.”

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Page Six that the department “did get calls into our dispatch” but added there was no reason to believe that Spears was “in any kind of harm or any kind of danger.”

That spokesperson declined to say if officials contacted Spears or conducted a wellness check, citing privacy and public trust issues.

The Prominence of Britney Spears Conspiracies 

Just over a year has passed since Spears was freed from a highly restrictive conservatorship that controlled her life and finances for 13 years. Throughout the conservatorship, fans tried to use the pop icon’s social media to pick up clues that she was secretly struggling. She did not publicly speak about the conservatorship until the summer of 2021. 

Now that she has her freedom, fans are still reading heavily into her posts. Some believe there are hidden messages in her captions and in the gestures she does while dancing. Others think she is dead, missing, or hiding and that a body double is being used in her posts. Some are so concerned that they are coordinating a mass effort to pressure the Los Angeles Times into investigating Spears’ whereabouts and safety. 

In the last several years, many have reflected on Spears’ early days in the spotlight and the cruel ways she was harassed and targeted by paparazzi, news outlets, and culture at large. Often the punchline to a joke throughout the 2000s, many now sympathize with Spears, who was forced to endure heavy public scrutiny at a young age. Documentaries like “Framing Britney Spears” prompted many to see Spears as a victim of abusive media tactics, not the “crazy” woman tabloids painted her to be. 

Many are now concerned that fans are only going to subject Spears to a new onslaught of harassment by calling the police to her house. Even if the conspiracy theories are technically well-intentioned and often come from a place of concern, some believe they will jumpstart a media frenzy that could harm Spears’ mental well-being.

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