‘Concern’ as Rage Against The Machine vs ‘X Factor’ Facebook campaign vanishes

Organiser Jon Morter speaks after Facebook page becomes inaccessible

The founder of the Rage Against The Machine For Christmas No.1 Facebook group has said he is “concerned” that the social networking group may have shut the page down.

Throughout today (December 14), the page has been inaccessible to Facebook users, who are instead directed to their home page on the site when typing the group URL.

Founder Jon Morter told Theglobalherald.com that he had been contacted by a member of Facebook‘s PR team about the status of the page.

“The group went down last night in which a member of Facebook‘s PR team contacted to say it was a ‘bug’,” he explained. “Later in the evening the group returned as normal, but now it’s gone yet again I do start to be concerned.”

He added that his primary concern was that if the page goes down, people will find it difficult to donate money to charity – £20,000 has been raised for Shelter so far.

“If anything I have some media interviews coming up and it wouldn’t look particularly good for Facebook if they have indeed pulled it. If not anything for the fact that it slows down rapidly our charity donations,” he said

Morter added that he is currently awaiting a response from Facebook, but that in the meantime, a backup group has been created.

Simon Cowell recently branded the campaign – to get Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name to beat The X Factor winner Joe McElderry to Number One – as “stupid”.