Last time we wrote a short post about preventing AI scrapers from accessing your site. However, Cloudflare has just released a more robust feature that can also help prevent AI bots, even if they spoof the user-agent.

Cloudflare has introduced a groundbreaking feature that allows users to block AI bots, scrapers, and crawlers with just one click. This new tool aims to protect websites from unauthorized data scraping by AI bots, which has become increasingly prevalent with the rise of generative AI. The feature is available to all Cloudflare customers, including those on free plans. By simply toggling the AI Scrapers and Crawlers option in the Cloudflare dashboard, users can shield their content from being harvested by AI bots for model training or inference.

Why It Matters

The surge in demand for training data by AI companies has led to widespread web scraping, often without consent. While some companies like Google pay for content, others use less transparent methods. This not only raises ethical concerns but also impacts the original content creators.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Easy Activation: The new bot-blocking feature can be enabled with a single click in the Cloudflare dashboard.
  • Comprehensive Protection: It updates automatically to include new bot fingerprints, ensuring ongoing protection.
  • Transparency and Control: Users can see which AI bots are accessing their sites and take action accordingly.

Monitoring and Reporting

Cloudflare uses a global machine learning model to identify bots, even those attempting to disguise as legitimate traffic. The company encourages users to report misbehaving bots to improve their detection systems continuously.


Cloudflare’s new feature empowers website owners to protect their content from unauthorized AI scraping efficiently, ensuring better control and security over their digital assets. For more detailed information, you can visit Cloudflare’s official blog post.