FairSearch.org is a group of businesses and organizations united in defending competition in online and mobile search. Based on growing evidence that Google is abusing its search monopoly to thwart competition, FairSearch.org made a complaint against Google in EU. Back in 2010, when this group was formed, Microsoft also joined them and even funded them. According to the latest report from Recode, Microsoft has now removed its financial support for FairSearch from last December. Microsoft has also confirmed this news. “We routinely evaluate our participation in industry organizations and decided not to continue our membership in FairSearch,” a Microsoft spokesman said. It is a surprising move from Microsoft given the fact that they remain a formal complainant in the EU shopping antitrust case against Google.