You’re right, most people don’t want to name names. The stakes are too high. Personally I won’t publicly accuse anyone of anything unless and until I have absolute confirmation. Like an IP address that is used by two supposed different identities. Or screenshots of Twitter conversations. Both of which were involved in the incidents I alluded to.
Yes, I do have some ideas, and I can say that there are active conversations occurring around this, but it is a hugely difficult issue. It would certainly help if Medium could be a little more responsive than the pat answer of “will respond to illegal activity only” to issues of deception.