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How pro-Trump Facebook pages turned N.J. Gov. Murphy into a misleading viral meme

July 29, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Pro-Trump Facebook pages are spreading a misleading meme that suggests Gov. Murphy cares more about undocumented immigrants than about American citizens, making the New Jersey Democrat a fresh target in a social-media campaign that purports to document stories of former liberals who have renounced their party.

The meme says Murphy endorsed the use of taxpayer money to “send illegal immigrants to college for free” – a mischaracterization of a bill he signed in May that lets some such immigrants qualify for financial aid.

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