On Wednesday, Google announced that its monthly median household-income survey will now be the first to ask consumers about the quality of their online presence and the amount of time they spend on social media.
Google’s latest monthly survey is due out on Friday.
It comes as Google faces increased scrutiny from social media companies and critics over its practices.
In May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the Washington Post that Google and Facebook had a “huge conflict of interest” because the search giant was making its products more expensive and that Facebook and Google had a long history of colluding on the search business.
“The truth is that the companies that are making these kinds of decisions are also the ones who are perpetuating this conflict of interests,” Zuckerberg said.
“That’s not something I’m comfortable with.
It’s not what I want to be doing.”
The company has long said it has the power to decide which users it allows to post to its platform, which allows the companies to influence how users spend their time online.
Zuckerberg has also been a vocal critic of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR last year, saying that Facebook had “no business” with the acquisition, and that he believes Facebook is a “massive distraction” from its core business.
He has also previously questioned the efficacy of Facebook-owned social networks, such as Facebook Messenger and Instagram, in helping people connect with each other.