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Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart over company 'values'

Breitbart.com, formerly run by Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon, called Kellogg's decision "economic censorship" and "un-American."

In this Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart News and campaign CEO for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears at a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower in New York.

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In this Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart News and campaign CEO for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears at a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower in New York.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg says it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon.

Kellogg Co. spokeswoman Kris Charles says the food company regularly works with media buyers to ensure its ads "do not appear on sites that aren't aligned with our values as a company." She says "occasionally something is inadvertently missed," and Kellogg decided to "discontinue" advertising on Breitbart after learning its ads were on the site.

Breitbart is the target of a concerted effort on social media that calls on companies to cease advertising on the site, which has been condemned as racist, sexist and anti-Semitic.

The site called Kellogg's decision "economic censorship" and "un-American," saying Kellogg was denigrating "to its own detriment" the consumers who elected Trump.