#CloudFlare is now hitting the archive.org wayback machine with the same #CAPTCHA as #Tor users, thus censoring history too.

@resist1984 One reason more to use Cloudflare.The wayback machine keeps data from all websites forever.Maybe it's interesting history for some public information but they also save social media,forums,everyone you ever wrote with no way to delete it.That's pure evil.


@nipos @resist1984 But that's why they are respecting the same flags as search engines. If you don't allow searchengines to index a part of your page, wayback machine won't do so. And without a robots.txt or something comparable, it won't happen...

I think it was later clarified, that it meant retrospect deletion.
Before the change the wayback machine had the problem that when someone new bought the domain and restricted the access via robots.txt, the whole archive of the site of the previous owner was deleted.
This was not only bad because of accidental deletion, but people could even intentionally destroy parts of the archive by buying old domains.
For just denying access to the archive bot have a look at the "noarchive" flag.

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