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The details of Taylor Swift‘s life are constantly being scrutinized, but Taylor goes to great lengths to avoid reading anything about herself on the Internet.

“Literally, my friends make fun of me ’cause if I see my name somewhere, I just click it off,” Taylor said Monday in her Web chat. “I just don’t want to see anything that’s, like, inaccurate.”

It turns out little details about Taylor’s life get reported incorrectly all the time. Just last week, several stories claimed Taylor introduced her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, to her parents in Nashville based on a photo. It turns out that photo showed her little brother Austin sitting next to her across from her parents instead of Conor.

Speaking on situations like that, Taylor says, “I guess I’m just really detail oriented where I’m like, ‘That’s not the right I.D. of that person.’ Or it’ll say we were at a different place than we were, or it’ll be just sort of something that’s a little bit off.”

Taylor says seeing little inaccuracies like that can really get to her if she pays attention to them.  “You start just kind of like obsessing over what people think about you,” Taylor explains. “So, I really have no idea what the general perception is of me right now, which makes me really just kind of — lets me live in a place that’s happier.”

Taylor is aware that her fans are really excited about her new single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” It shot to #1 on iTunes Monday right after it was released and is on track to sell 450,000 to 500,000 downloads in its first week, according to estimates from Billboard. That total could earn Taylor the biggest sales debut for a digital single by a woman. The song is also projected for a high debut on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart too.

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the lead single from Taylor’s new album, Red, due out October 22. Taylor will sit down for a live interview on ABC’s Good Morning America on October 22 followed by a concert performance on the show October 23.

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