Exposure Listens: how extremist views affect the young

March 8, 2023

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Liz and Meghan (names changed) discuss the dangerous influence of Andrew Tate with his extreme views

In this episode of Exposure Listens, two young women unpack their ideas about young people’s vulnerability to online exploitation.

They discuss how fear breeds hate and how young men, feeling victimised by the rising feminist movement, are being driven towards dangerous influencers like Andrew Tate.

They talk about how difficult it is to put radical figures in a box, due to their manipulative characters, and how people like Tate use their power to exploit and indoctrinate their audience.

Liz and Megan debate Tate’s radical views and the serious repercussions
they pose.

They explore whether radicals, sharing their polarising opinions, need to be removed from the internet. Is censorship the right course of action for public safety or is free speech vital to ensure people can come to their own conclusions?

Since recording this podcast Andrew Tate has been detained on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group. In light of this, Meghan and I want to condemn the actions of Tate and point out the danger of radical figures like him.

It’s more important than ever to be well informed and to remember that he cannot deny the harm his public presence has caused, no matter what the conclusion of his criminal case.

Barnet Council offers comprehensive advice for staying safe online.

Part of Exposure’s Extreme Caution campaign, enabling young people to tackle online grooming and hate, supported by Young Barnet Foundation. Due to the sensitive nature of this project author names have been anonymised.

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