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- Posted on Jun 1st 2010 7:15AM by Barnaby Smith
Speaking to Nylon magazine, the singer urged caution when using the internet because such sites exist for the purpose of "f---ing you up" regarding privacy and personal details.
"All governments are connected to Google," she said. "Governments can shift their search engines so only what they want you to see comes up. I want kids to be aware of this digital circumstances."
In regard to those specific sites, she said, "Everyone on the internet is like, 'Oh my God, come and join Facebook!' They're all so optimistic ... and really everyone is f---ing you up behind the screens. And I don't like that. It makes it difficult for me to interact with my fans knowing that. Google and Facebook were developed by the C.I.A., and when you're on there, you have to know that."
M.I.A. is on the cover of the June/July issue of Nylon and also speaks of her upbringing and music.
She has also posted a new song online with provocative lyrics reacting to an article by journalist Lynn Hirschberg in the New York Times.