Elon Musk shows support for Andrew Tate in his quest to escape the Matrix

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    Tech billionaire Elon Musk has shown support for controversial social media bloke Andrew Tate just hours after he was arrested alongside his brother.

    Tate, 36, was pictured last night (December 29) in handcuffs in Romania as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation.

    The arrest came following a Twitter spat with climate activist Greta Thunberg that is believed to have possibly led to Tate's arrest.

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    Prosecutors confirmed that that Tate, 36, was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group.

    They said: "The four suspects … appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost.

    "They would have gained important sums of money."

    Strangely, it was a sarcastic video response to climate campaigner Greta Thunberg that ended up leading police to him.

    Tate, who has been accused of extreme misogyny towards women, was having an online spat with the 19-year-old when he tweeted her to brag about his “33 cars” and massive engines.

    He taunted her again yesterday brandishing a pizza box – that he said he wasn't going to recycle.

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    However, Tate now appears to have been released – or at least allowed to tweet – posting the message “The Matrix sent their agents” on the Musk-owned social media platform.

    And Musk has shown his backing for the man.

    Posting a meme, which was later retweeted by Tate, it showed a cartoon version of Neo from the Matrix film series with the words: “What if I told you the only way to escape the Matrix is to unlearn everything that you have been taught and rebuild your entire belief system based on critical thought and analysis.”

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    Shortly after the Tate brothers were arrested, a spokesman told the Daily Star: “We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can.”

    The pair or their team have not commented directly on the investigation or arrest since it happened.

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