Jordan: Measuring Facebook live-streaming interference during protests

The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) and Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA) published a research project ‘Jordan: Measuring Facebook Live-Streaming Interference during Protests’ that investigates the reasons why people could not upload videos on Facebook during the anti-austerity protests that took place in December 2018. The methodology of the research hinges on running a series of custom network measurement tests using cURL to examine the hypothesis of this research. Based on such tests, the research found that ‘Facebook users in Jordan could not live-stream due to overloaded networks’ and confirmed that Facebook Live Stream was temporarily interfered with during the protests.