The admins do a pretty good job of trying to vet the members that they choose as mods. Also keep in mind that admins can see ALL anonymous posts as well, so they have a better idea of how users post behind the scenes; that probably helps them a LITTLE bit to make more educated judgments about who is real and genuine.
With all of that said, no, I can't say with 100% certainty that there's no catfish living amongst the mods here. I know I'm not one, and I know for certain that one or two others are legit, but that's about it.
1. Vote 'A' but that's assuming knowing the way users are here and wishful thinking :-D 2. A 'mod' is a voluntary thing out here but yes the admin does watch the user before granting them mod status 3. But however, someone who wants to reach the epitome of catfishing - probably thinks that he/she has a mission doing that etc sure is going to be difficult to identify unless self declared :-) 4. So far we go with the hope even if not complete assurance that mods are less likely to be catfishes :-)
They can be. The owners don't know them, they're just users of the site like you and I who were picked out for various reasons. I've been moderator on a few sites before, and I could of been anybody, nobody knew who I was. Moderators are just to take down racist, sexist offensive kinda stuff, not some professor in honesty.