Twitter Now Running Political Ads

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 4:52 PM EDT

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Twitter Now Running Political Ads

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 4:52 PM EDT

Twitter is now in the business of selling political advertising, according to a USA Today story.

The micro-blogging giant on Wednesday started running its first political ads -- with the initial ad coming from presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, according to the report.

A Twitter spokesman said in a statement that: "We believe that our platform will help foster a meaningful, real-time dialogue between citizens and campaigns during the 2012 elections.

Read the USA Today story HERE.