The Robinhood stock trading app grabbed the headlines this year with the Gamestop meme stock fiasco, a Reddit-born ploy to punish short sellers and make a few pranksters a lot of money. In a controversial move, the app negotiation temporarily interrupted during the stock boom as well and made a lot of editors unhappy.
So it seemed like a disastrous idea to send COO Christine Brown to one of the Reddit activities. “Ask me anything” sessions, especially on how the app handles cryptocurrency trading. But so far, perhaps thanks to some very active moderators, things have remained relatively civil, though a leading commentator has referred to Brown’s short five-day tenure in office (and apologized in advance for the heat it will soon take).