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Research:Effect of the Singapore data center on unique devices accessing Wikipedia

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Starting in 2018, a new data center in Singapore provided people in East, Southeast, and South Asia with significantly faster access to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites. Using a Bayesian synthetic control method, I estimate that the region routed to this new data center experienced a 6.3% increase in unique devices accessing Wikipedia each month, with high confidence that a positive effect exists (posterior probability ~97%).