[Story updated with Facebook's response, and some additional thoughts...]
Back in March, I wrote an in-depth piece about Silicon Valley’s astounding waning Soft Power.
That waning was a shocking development in many ways. Venture-funded entrepreneurship had become an aspirational brand around the world, with cities and countries slapping “SILICON!” onto different local geographical landforms just hoping to steal some of that high growth magic. Even the Hillary Clinton State Department started taking entrepreneurs all over the world, to aid in diplomacy.
And then the greed-soaked, toxic-masculinity, Disruption era … well, Disrupted! that “change the world!” image...