It appears. This is just a rumor, that has never been verified.
The article claims that all information about him prior to 2005 was expunged that year. Why was that necessary? That seems weird.
My entire point was to show how disingenuous the recent headlines at certain trad blogs and websites have been, including the three I linked in the first paragraph of the OP. My claim here is no more nor less disingenuous. You can make all kinds of outrageous claims based on what’s out there 24/7 on the internet. That does not make it right for us as Catholic to make those claims publicly, especially in the first couple hours or days of a new pontificate.