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Facebook advertising boycott list: Companies halting ads include Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Ben & Jerry's

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Honda, Unilever and Coke are among the biggest brands to halt advertising on Facebook, part of a growing boycott organized by civil rights groups.
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