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This is a tough subject. Most automated solutions will either discourage new users from joining or will adversely affect freedom of speech on the platform.

It is possible to use advanced statistics to identify patterns of misbehavior but there are glaring problems with literally every approach of this sort if personally identifiable information is not required to create an account (think SSNs, not emails). In the end, it only takes a few devs with the right skills and malicious intentions to render a site like this inorganic.