So the account was banned and I wasn't terribly convinced, but I just reconsidered this little comment
made by the account:
Surely there must be more than a handful of people using Chrome on Linux on Verizon.
Linux was one of the examples I threw out as unlikely for someone else to be using. To be fair, this was a mobile edit and apparently Android is based off Linux. However, I'm not sure why someone wouldn't just say Android instead of Linux. Seems more likely this person is saying the desktop OS is Linux. According to various sources
, the number of people using a Linux computer OS is usually less than 1% out of all of them. What we would be dealing with then is someone editing from the same area, using a fairly uncommon OS, editing on some of the same topics advancing the same agenda, having some phrasing in common with Cirt/Sagecandor, and who showed early proficiency with various bits of Wiki fiddling. Much harder to imagine that this is anyone but Cirt.
I recall there being some suspicion that Sagecandor had used other accounts during his "health crisis" break. One account was identified, but it wasn't clear if it was the same person. The account was X1\
and the most revealing aspects were the account showing up right as Sagecandor was exposed back in mid-2017 as well as editing some of the same articles, specifically The Plot to Hack America, which was created by Sagecandor. Both Intersect
and Editor Interaction
show a lot of common articles, though it is mostly contemporary politics. The most suspicious bits of overlap are them both editing
the obscure stub "Resistance Manual" and particularly the common editing
of "Snakes in Suits" as that has no direct political connection let alone a Trump connection.
Should Yetishawl really be Cirt/Sagecandor, then it is worth noting Intertwine
leaves enough room for the X1\ account to be operated by the same person. My own look at overlap with Sagecandor shows some close-in-time editing that would be tricky, though maybe still possible, to pull off. Most of the overlap allows ample time for swtiching accounts. Particularly worthy of mentioning is that X1 ghosts for a few days when the other accounts get reported to SPI. However, I haven't seen any of the obvious behavioral cues. The accounts have different styles, but it is worth noting Sagecandor during his brief return avoided some of the past commonalities identified when he was first exposed. Yetishawl did not repeat a number of the behavioral quirks either. If Yetishawl is a sock of Cirt/Sagecandor, then it would probably be easy enough for a Checkuser to verify any connection to X1 and Sagecandor's data should also be recent enough to verify.