My observation is that low-quality questions are now closed more quickly, while questions that have some substance to them tend not to be significantly affected.
With reopen votes also reduced, it's easier to correct any over-enthusiastic closures. I haven't noticed any close/reopen wars, but consider checking the number of questions that have been toggled ...
The actual question
Are there any instances of this particular phrase in technical publications or communication from international tech corporations?
is on topic, in my opinion. I've re-opened the question.
I've written extensively on the question's chat page about why I don't think this question is good or useful for the site.
Here's the upshot: "what's wrong with the phrase x" would be a good question for english.SE; "what are some alternatives to x" would be a good question (and already exists), even "is the phrase x in widespread ...