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| name        = Samuel Collingwood Smith
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| imagecaption = Artist rendition of Samuel's Facebook photo.<ref name="vordrak-facebook" /> He has filed DMCA requests over the photo itself.<ref name="mhn-article-smug-delist" />
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| other names  = {{br list|{{other name|Vordrak}}|{{other name|Matthew Hopkins}}|{{other name|Witchfinder General}}}}
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| residence    = {{UK postal address|address=11, By The Mount|locality=Welwyn Garden City|region=Hertfordshire|postcode=AL7 3SY|country=United Kingdom}}<ref name="vordrak-facebook" />
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| birth_date  = December 30th, 1978 <ref name="vordrak-choose-story" /><ref name="vordrak-okc" />
 
| birth_year  = 1978
 
| birth_month  = 12
 
| birth_day    = 30
 
| height      = 5'7 <ref name="vordrak-okc" />
 
| weight      = "A little extra" build <ref name="vordrak-okc" />
 
| web          = {{br list|[[Matthew Hopkins News]]|[[Kiwi Farms Wiki]]|{{fbu|vordrak|Facebook Profile}} {{archive|x0ETu}}|{{archive|wPv5a|OKCupid Profile|https://www.okcupid.com/profile/Vordrak}}|[http://matthewhopkinsnews.com/ Matthew Hopkins News]}}
 
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'''Samuel Collingwood Smith''' is a {{wp|yellow journalist|yellow journalist}} who specializes in defamation and stalking. After a brief stint as a British council member, he publicly embarrassed himself by claiming his political enemies were sexual abusers of children. Without a job, he indulged in an obsession with {{wp|Evanescence}} and attempted to become ring leader of Internet fan clubs about {{wp|Amy Lee}}. In his quest to become her #1 fan, he would bully, harass, and stalk underage girls who held forum moderator positions above him. More than five years later, he threatens them legally if they speak on what abuse he submitted them to. After a falling out with Evanescence staff, he accused the band of being child pornographers and was forced into a permanent contract which requires he never speak of Amy Lee or Evanescence again. Despite parliamentary petitions to invalidate the {{wp|non-disclosure agreement}}, he is legally bound to this day.
 
 
 
Since then, Samuel Collingwood Smith has trailblazed the Internet leaving behind countless smear campaigns purporting anyone he does not like to be involved in child pornography somehow. An emotionally unstable adult-child who focuses much of his time on [[GamerGate]] and relevant topics, he is well known as a public menace to local constables and courts. Writing under multiple pen names, including '''Vordrak''' and '''Matthew Hopkins''',  the '''Witchfinder General''', he romanticizes the {{wp|Matthew_Hopkins|English witch hunter}} by the same name. He hides behind this intimidating Internet persona and openly calls himself a terrorist. His mission statement is "to expose corruption and terrorise the guilty without worrying too much about due process."<ref name="mhn-about" />
 
 
 
 
 
== Career ==
 
 
 
=== United Kingdom Politics ===
 
{{main|Political Career of Samuel Smith}}
 
Samuel was elected as the Labour Party representative for the Welwyn-Hatfield's Haldens ward in 2005.<ref name="Haldens" /> He served the Council until 2008, and in 2009, he defected to the Conservative party, where he made statements attacking the Labour Party, claiming that he's sick of the infighting and the broken promise of a super-hospital planned in Hatfield.<ref name="Tory" /> He caused an uproar when he criticized the Liberal Democrat's policy on supporting drug laws, comparing them to a baby rapist. The comment was posted on a forum hosted by MP Shapps under the username "Vordrak", where he wrote: "Liberal policy poses a greater threat to our children than [child abuser] Tanya French does."<ref name="baby rapist" /> He later apologized for his crude comment.<ref name="apology" /> Comparisons to child abuse, however, remains as one of Samuel's most commonly used methods to attack his opponents.<ref name="left and pedos" /><ref name="voat" />
 
 
 
=== Matthew Hopkins News ===
 
{{main|Matthew Hopkins News}}
 
 
 
=== Software Development ===
 
{{main|Development Career of Samuel Smith}}
 
 
 
=== Law ===
 
{{main|Law Career of Samuel Smith}}
 
 
 
 
 
== Feuds ==
 
Samuel is infamous for conducting long-term feuds with people who displease him.
 
 
 
=== Samuel Smith vs. Liberal Democrats of the United Kingdom ===
 
{{main|Political Career of Samuel Smith#Pedophilia Controversy}}
 
In 2009, after leaving office as a Welwyn Hatfield's Borough Council, Samuel sparked national controversy over changing allegiance from the Labour Party to the Conservative Party. He later made remarks that again reached national media after calling the Liberal Democrats and their policies more dangerous than child molesters.
 
 
 
=== Samuel Smith vs. Evanescence ===
 
{{main|Samuel Smith versus Evanescence}}
 
In two years after leaving public office, Samuel had embedded himself in the Evanescence fandom. After being denied moderator positions on their official [http://evthreads.proboards.com  EvThreads] forum, he began reporting what he claimed were drug offenders and sexual predators to the police. The band threatened legal action against him unless he signed a {{wp|Non-Disclosure Agreement}} and stopped speaking of them. Despite protesting the contract in 2012, his petition did not reach Parliament and was not heard.
 
 
 
=== Samuel Smith vs. Twitter ===
 
{{main|Samuel Smith versus Twitter}}
 
After failing out of politics, Samuel opened the [[Matthew Hopkins News]] blog and dubbed himself an online witch hunter. He began harassing social justice advocates on Twitter, especially [[Randi Lee Harper]] and her [https://blog.randi.io/good-game-auto-blocker/  Good Game Auto Blocker] project. He was banned repeatedly and has written blog posts explaining how to circumvent bans. Despite his legal threats towards Twitter, his account has been permanently suspended.
 
 
 
=== Samuel Smith vs. Wikipedia ===
 
{{main|Samuel Smith versus Wikipedia}}
 
 
 
 
 
=== Samuel Smith vs. [[Kiwi Farms]] ===
 
{{main|Samuel Smith versus Kiwi Farms}}
 
On January 20, 2016, a thread on Vordrak was created on Kiwi Farms. The next day, Kiwi Farms's temporary host Drybone's father recived an email from Vordrak, urging them to stop their son from hosting the website. A second request was sent to {{wp|DigitalOcean}} when they were hosting the site, which was treated as legitimate and caused the Farms to lose them as a host. Vordrak appears to have shifted focus mostly towards [[Joshua Moon]] , after realizing that Kiwi Farms's current host will not have the site taken down. This feud is ongoing.
 
 
 
=== Samuel Smith vs. [[Joshua Moon]] ===
 
{{main|Samuel Smith versus Joshua Moon}}
 
Failing to have the Kiwi Farms removed from the Internet, he began to attack the site owner directly. Refusing to close the forum and undeterred by being called a "paedophile" repeatedly by Samuel, he advanced his attacks against: his mother, his aunt, a person who hosted the Kiwi Farms for two weeks, that man's father and also his father. Samuel's call to arms resulted in school shooting threats called in under Joshua's name resulted in {{wp|swatting}}, which Samuel considered a win and further alleged Joshua had personally sent the email. This feud is ongoing.
 
 
 
 
 
{{references|refs=
 
<ref name="Haldens">{{archive|Qm5A#selection-731.0-743.7|Welwyn-Hatfield's 2005 Election Results for Haldens and Handside Wards}}</ref>
 
<ref name="Tory">{{archive|7m9fB|Ex-Welwyn Hatfield councillor turns on 'Divided' Labour}}</ref>
 
<ref name="baby rapist">{{archive|FdhWS|Storm over new Tory's baby rapist comments}}</ref>
 
<ref name="apology">{{archive|fzXxw|Tory new boy apologises for Lib Dem baby rapist comparison}}</ref>
 
<ref name="left and pedos">{{archive|uJZ7j|Matthew Hopkins comparing the left with child abuse}}</ref>
 
<ref name="voat">{{archive|oYc6O|Vordrak requesting for evidence of impicating anti-GG with pedophilia on Voat}}</ref>
 
<ref name="vordrak-choose-story">{{archive|Sh0vh|Samuel's ''chooseyourstory.com'' profile|http://chooseyourstory.com/user/points?username=Vordrak}}</ref>
 
<ref name="vordrak-facebook">{{archive|x0ETu|Samuel's Facebook profile|https://www.facebook.com/vordrak}}</ref>
 
<ref name="vordrak-okc">{{archive|wPv5a|Samuel's OKCupid profile|https://www.okcupid.com/profile/Vordrak OKCupid}}</ref>
 
 
 
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<ref name="mhn-index">{{archive|ye8Qc|The index of Matthew Hopkins News on April 22nd}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-about">"We aim to expose corruption and terrorise the guilty without worrying too much about due process." {{archive|0RReA#selection-143.2-143.99}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-pedo">{{archive|Xaxg9|''KiwiFarms, Joshua Conner Moon (Null) and Child Pornography''}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-google">{{archive|RnXDp|''Google Search Results for Josh Moon / Joshua Conner Moon of Florida / Null of Kiwifar.ms @KiwiNull''}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-afp">{{archive|owJes|''Kiwi Farms Owner Null / Ichverbot / Joshua Conner Moon Owns Animal Fetish Porn Website''}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-afp-hacking">"[UPDATE 19/04/2016] – I am being told that this domain does not host bestiality porn but instead hosts a proof-of-concept demo of an exploit that can be used for phishing (fraudulently harvesting personal account details). Because hacking whilst posing as a bestiality porn site is sooo much better. As the current contents of the site do not contain porn only hacking documentation, archive here." {{archive|#selection-243.0-249.1}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-hacked">{{archive|xttsI|''Simpleton Sets Up Email Trolling Service, Gets Hacked In Under an Hour''}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-hacked-spoof">"[UPDATE 21/04/2016] – It seems that the perpetrators used a Czechoslovakian service called Emkei.cz to prank Null. Interestingly the fake email, whilst exposed by the message header, is still more convincing that the one from GamerGate.us." {{archive|xttsI#selection-257.0-259.220}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-shooting">{{archive|wc5IK|''Kiwi Farms Linked to School Threats in Okaloosa County Florida. Site Operator Joshua Conner Moon Denies Guilt''}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-police">{{archive|Q0FK0|''Okaloosa Threats – Sheriff Larry Ashley Needs to Deal With the Crimes in Front of Him''}}</ref>
 
<ref name="mhn-article-smug">{{archive|viZOS|''Josh Moon ‘Chimps Out’ and Literally Screams his Mommy Loves him. The Witchfinder Responds Kindly''}}</ref>
 
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<ref name="mhn-article-smug-delist">Even if you were telling the truth there are many other solutions. You might want to read this article about someone having a whole site de-indexed from Google. You had an issue a bit like that with a Lolcow wiki article today and that was just a temporary test. You have also seen your main account vanish, banned, from Twitter (to be followed by more, and soon). I have represented people in court, remember?{{archive|viZOS#selection-275.0-282.0}}</ref>
 
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