Brian Contreras is a technology reporter with the Los Angeles Times. He covers platforms, e-commerce and the influencer economy. He started with The Times in 2020 as an intern for the Washington bureau before later transitioning to the Business desk. He has previously written for the Seattle Times, San Antonio Express-News, Chautauquan Daily and Stanford Daily.
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