Opinion Forming on the Internet – Current Problems and Approaches to their Solution in European Law


Opinion Forming on the Internet – Current Problems and Approaches to their Solution in European Law

Período de aulas: 

16/10/18 até 19/10/18

Dia e Horário: 

18h às 20h

Carga Horária: 


A FGV Direito Rio está com inscrições abertas para o curso internacional Opinion Forming on the Internet Current Problems and Approaches to their Solution in European Law. O curso será ministrado totalmente em inglês e sem tradução simultânea por Anna Schimke, pesquisadora da Universidade de Hamburgo.


 I. Opinion forming on the Internet: the Regulartory Framework in Europe

After an introduction, the regulatory framework governig the process of opinion forming on the Internet in Europe and Germany will be presented in the first session. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental rights concerned.

II. The Right to Be Forgotten

The various levels of regulation will be discussed in more detail in the second session using the Right to Be Forgotten as an example. Backgrounds, problems and manifestations of the Right to Be Forgotten are discussed.

III. Liabilty of Online-Intermediaries

Intermediaries on the Internet are subject to different liability regimes. The different regimes will be introduced and their specific instruments will be elaborated.  Against this background, the new and controversially discussed German Network Enforcement Act will be examined.

IV. Hate Speech and Fake News

The last session will address two particularly hot issues: Hate Speech and Fake News. In consideration of interdisciplinary work, it is identified which speech can be marked as Hate Speech and Fake News, which protected interests are affected by it and how law reacts to these phenomena so far. Discussions on gaps in protection and new regulatory instruments will be stimulated using the Network Enforcement Act already debated in the third session.


The process of opinion forming on the Internet is a politically and socially highly controversial topic. The course presents normative implications of the debates from a European perspective on the basis of latest selected problems. The aim is to provide insight into how law reacts to new challenges on the Internet, where gaps in protection exist and with which regulatory instruments they can be countered.


  • Gratuito: para alunos da Graduação da FGV, do Mestrado Direito da Regulação FGV DIREITO RIO e Funcionários FGV DIREITO RIO
  • R$1000,00 (ou 2x R$500,00): demais interessados

Outras informações: 

Anna Schimke holds degrees in both law and literature. Her studies and doctoral studies were supported by various foundations, including the German Academic Scholar Foundation. She is currently doing research at the Chair of Public Law, Information and Communication Law, Health Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include information law, in particular media and data protection law and the challenges posed by digitization and the Internet.