July 20, 2018 / 1:05 PM / a year ago

Social media platforms must take responsibility for content: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that social media platforms needed to take responsibility for the content on their networks.

“Everyone who operates such big platforms should be responsible for certain standards being adhered to on them,” Merkel told a news conference.

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Michelle Martin

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