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Greta Van Susteren Says She’s Launching an App to Vote on Apologies

Former cable news personality Greta Van Susteren announced that she’s launching an app next week that will let users accept — or reject — apologies from politicians, companies, celebrities and other public figures as well as friends.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Van Susteren said the free app — called Sorry — will launch Nov. 14. Users of the app will be able to vote on mea culpas from public figures, and will also be able to privately accept or reject apologies from their friends.

“SNAPCHAT AND INSTAGRAM are about to get some competition!” she wrote in the post. “This will be fun and hopefully get us all thinking….”

Van Susteren claimed she has been working on the app since she left Fox News Channel last September, after some 14 years with the 21st Century Fox-owned network. Van Susteren joined MSNBC in January 2017, but parted ways with the cabler this January after less than seven months.

According to Van Susteren, she conducted research and found that people apologize on social media more than 475,000 times per day.

“Chances are you may need my new APP (at least once in a while) or know someone who does need it (and maybe more than once in a while!)” she wrote in the Facebook post. “I know I have needed this APP.”

Van Susteren provided examples of what Sorry could be used for, writing, “imagine if you and everyone else got to vote ‘accept or reject’ when Kathy Griffin apologized?” That’s a reference to Griffin’s apology for posting a photo of herself with severed head of Donald Trump (although the comedian later retracted that apology).

She also suggested the app could be used to gauge reaction to apologies from a cable news network for a factual error or from a politician for cheating on a spouse.

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