Merkel's governing coalition, which includes the country's two biggest parties, is increasing pressure on social networks to curb the spread of fake news and malicious posts ahead of Germany's election on September 24.
"Social-network providers are responsible when their platforms are misused to propagate hate crimes and fake news", he wrote in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.
The country has some of the strictest hate speech laws, including potential prison time for denying the Holocaust or inciting hatred against minorities. He added that he now plans to present these rules to the European Council of Justice to create regional rules.
The waitress had begun her one-woman campaign against online hate speech after a friend shared an objectionable cartoon on Facebook.
Illegal content such as defamation or hate speech must be deleted by the operators of social networks within 24 hours after receipt of a user complaint or one week of being posted. Facebook rejected Mass's data, citing its own data that shows it removes about 65 percent of illegal content within a day.
Bitkom, an association which represents digital companies, said the government should build up specialist teams to monitor online content for potential infringements, rather than expect social networks to do it themselves.
Failure to comply could see a company fined up to €50m (£43m), with its chief representative in Germany handed an additional penalty of €5m (£4.3m).
Meanwhile, the Singapore Government said on Monday that it was reviewing how to combat fake news as current laws are limited in tackling the issue.
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The German Federation of Journalists blasted the move and said the legislation would make it "difficult to reconcile freedom of the press and opinion".
The German government has been trying to force technology companies to do more in this area for years.
We've reached out to Facebook, Twitter and Google for comment and will update this story with any response.
The trouble is that many people believe that removing hateful material has little to no impact on the people posting it in the first place. The goal is to make social networks enforce existing German laws on illegal content "quickly and in full", he said. "There is pretty good evidence that a lot of the harm caused by much of the bad content in the first hours after it is posted, so even if it is taken down, that happens [too late]".
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