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Facebook became popular in Myanmar - also known as Burma - as the company initially allowed its app to be used without data costs so that consumers could avoid paying expensive telecoms charges.Why has Facebook been blocked in Myanmar?
Officials said the social media platform - for many in Myanmar the main source of online information - would be blocked for the sake of "stability". Facebook has become a key rallying point for opposition to Monday's coup.What is MyMyanmar?
Myanmar is a country of 54 million people in South East Asia which shares borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Thailand and Laos. It was ruled by an oppressive military government from 1962 to 2011, leading to international condemnation and sanctions. Aung San Suu Kyi spent years campaigning for democratic reforms.