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What is FacebookBot?


FacebookBot is a web crawler used by Meta to download training data for its AI speech recognition technology.


Website https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing/bot/


AI Data Scraper
Downloads web content to train AI models

Expected Behavior

It's generally unclear how AI Data Scrapers choose which websites to crawl and how often to crawl them. They might choose to visits websites with a higher information density more frequently, depending on the type of AI models they're training. For example, it would make sense that an agent training an LLM (Large Language Model) would favor sites with a lot of regularly updating text content.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
FacebookBot Should match instances of FacebookBot

You can block FacebookBot or limit its access by setting user agent token rules in your website's robots.txt.

# robots.txt
# This blocks FacebookBot

User-agent: FacebookBot
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate your robots.txt automatically using the free API or Wordpress plugin.

Get the Robots.txt


Other Websites

of top websites are currently blocking FacebookBot in some way
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