“What is a ‘high number’? How does Google plan to make these determinations?” asked Julie Samuels and Mitch Stolz, attorneys at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a blog post shortly after Google’s announcement Friday. The EFF is a San Francisco-based digital user rights advocacy group.
Reached by telephone, Samuels elaborated on her groups’ issues to TPM.
“The problem here is that the process is really opaque,” Samuels said. “We don’t know how this is going to work. It does not appear that there is any clear process for websites to object or protest [having their page rank lowered].”