By Connor Boyd For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:22 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 13:23 BST, 1 April 2019
Facebook's new chief lobbyist and former UK Deputy Prime Minister has claimed the social media giant is not responsible for content posted on its site.
Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global policy and communications, jumped to the defense of new boss Mark Zuckerberg following a series of controversies for the social network.
He suggested the onus was on politicians and governments to take more responsibility for how content is spread.
'Mark Zuckerberg has become more anxious that Facebook is being asked to regulate itself in a way that no private company should be expected to do,' the former Liberal Democrat leader told POLITICO.
Nick Clegg (pictured with Zuckerberg last year), said Facebook was 'being asked to regulate itself in a way that no private company should be expected to do'
Mr Clegg added: 'Instead of debating how every piece of content should be treated, we should have a mature debate about the metrics on how that content is being spread. Politicians will have to assume their own responsibility.'