I always get the feeling that someone at Medium Googled me once, fainted, and when they came to, they pressed the big red “DO NOT EVER REVIEW THIS RENEGADE CREATURE’S ARTICLES FOR DISTRIBUTION EVER, OH MY STARS AND GARTERS” button. But then I think I’m just paranoid. I’ve considered doing the experiment you describe, but never felt I had the time to set up ten fake accounts under different VPNs. Well, at least I know I’m not crazy. Medium is for pussies, that’s all.