Astroturfing faces government regulations Look out Astroturfers, the government’s on the case now. The Federal Trade Commission is moving quickly to enforce regulations that prevent companies from paying private citizens to provide their—ahem—“unbiased opinions” on the Web. By Ragan StaffJan. 25, 2011 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.