From Iceland — Justice Minister Asks Public For Feedback Through The Magic Of Reacts

Justice Minister Asks Public For Feedback Through The Magic Of Reacts

Published January 11, 2021

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir has opened a page on her official site where the general public is asked to grade her through one of four possible reacts: a starry-eyed happy face, a thumbs up, a thumbs down, and a swearing angry face.

The Ministry told Fréttablaðið that some 1,500 people have already submitted feedback. Áslaug told reporters that most of that feedback has been positive.

“There have been a lot of fun and interesting points being made, which was the goal,” Áslaug told reporters. “To hear from people, get reactions to my work and learn what I can do better. It’s really nice to see how many people have participated, as it’s one of the roles of a politician to be in contact with the people.”

According to Stundin, if you react with a happy face or thumbs up, you are asked to leave your name, email and year of birth, with the message, “Nice to hear! Can I continue to be in contact with you?”

If you choose the thumbs down or the angry face, the user is greeted with the message, “Sorry to hear that. What can I do better?”, along with a message box for sending suggestions to the Minister.

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