Former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is introducing a new app that affords users a vehicle to apologize.
“Sorry” sends messages of apology, Van Susteren said in a Facebook post announcing the app she’s been working on for a year. Launching on Nov. 14, the platform will transmit a private apology that can then be accepted or rejected.
It will also act as a type of social polling point, as users will be able to reject or accept apologies made by public figures.
According to Van Susteren’s Facebook app launch announcement:
We all get to see what others think about, accept or reject, of [sic] public apologies when we see the numbers roll in on those very public apologies. Eg, imagine if you and everyone else got to vote ‘accept or reject’ when Kathy Griffin apologized? Was it enough? or not? And how would she know if her apology was accepted without the vote counter?
Or how about when a cable news network apologizes for a blunder? A politician for cheating on a spouse? Dove Soap for that commercial?
Van Susteren says that according to research, “people apologize on social media more than 475,000 a day.” She includes herself, making reference to an apology she offered this week on Twitter to CNN host Brian Stelter.
I misinterpreted it? Sorry. I apologize. https://t.co/0wWxi2pfvU
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 7, 2017