. . . Wow, this happened REALLY fast after the story broke and it only had gotten some limited exposure in the Conservative media networks. The fact Microsoft broke ties THAT QUICKLY indicates to me that they likely didn't know that GDI was that biased and that they have some sort of internal policy where they are trying to actually pursue fairness.
Seriously, Microsoft had NO REASON to cut ties with GDI when you think about it. What are conservatives going to do? Not use Windows? Not use MS Office and all the rest of the literally industrial standard software? Further, it's not like the present Federal government administration would punish them for having ties to a group that seeks to harm their political opponents... in fact, they're MORE LIKELY to try and go after them now that they have cut ties.
Seriously, good on Microsoft. The least evil of the Big Tech companies... (faint praise I know, but compared to Google and Facebook...)
Reading between the lines it seems the issue was that MS bought into the service hilariously expecting it to be actually neutral. Also comes across as not wanting to deal with both the bad press and possible lawsuits over the fact the thing was being bundled with Edge.
Also comes across as the people in MS PR having a bit more tact than usual which is surprising I agree.