How does the site deal with aliases?

Suppose the moderators are convinced about some accounts being the aliases of one principle account. Will all such alias accounts be suspended under all circumstances?

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    Sock Puppet accounts will be deleted. If another account from same IP won't upvote main account, it could be co-worker or someone else. In those cases, accounts won't be deleted/suspended.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 5:59

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According to Why are people allowed to have multiple user accounts?,

People are allowed to have multiple accounts as long as they don't use them to vote for themselves.

If those accounts are intended to support each others[1], they will be deleted or suspended; for example we've recently deleted couple of sock-puppets.

For more information, visit How should sockpuppets be handled on Stack Exchange?.

[1] Some examples:

  • Voting on your own posts
  • Answering your own questions with the other account(s)
  • Casting multiple votes on others' posts
  • Supporting your own arguments
  • Using bounties to circumvent the rep cap
  • Circumventing suspensions, quality bans, or the rate limits on posting questions / answers / comments / etc.
  • OK. Now u urself is a MOD. Can u check if someone is actually doing these things? Like voting on one's own posts etc? Can u guys check who is voting what posts?
    – Rickross
    Commented Jun 13, 2017 at 16:26
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    @Rickross Mods can't check who voted their posts. But we have different methods to check Sock Puppet accounts.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented Jun 13, 2017 at 17:46

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