UPDATES: Meta’s first overall Accelerator program exclusive to Canadian publishers was in May 2019, not Feb. 2022 as previously stated. The Feb. 2022 program was Meta’s first reader revenue-focused Accelerator with all-Canadian participants.
A Meta spokesperson provided additional context after publication via email by directing Tow to a list of ways it supports news in Canada and its key takeaways from these efforts. This list was published on May 12, 2022, or a little over a month after the Online News Act was formally introduced.
A Google News Initiative spokesperson also clarified that its News Showcase deals pay publishers to curate their content on Google News and Discover, rather than require partners provide access to select paywalled content, as previously stated. The latter is true but only for only some participating partners. The infographic has been updated to reflect this change.